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The Baltimore Sun

OVERRATED: "The Taste" on ABC

A loud and unnecessary hybrid of "The Voice" and "Top Chef," the latest attempt to force-feed another cooking reality show on the viewing public has plenty of star wattage with its celebrity chef mentors but falters on watchable drama. With its over-the-top contestants, flashy set and awkward bickering, this is probably the sort of show Anthony Bourdain would've ruthlessly mocked if he weren't one of the judges. ABC
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