Ludo Bites America

2011, TV Show

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The Taste's French Chef Ludo Lefebvre: It's Game On!

"Trust me. It's game on!"

Chef Ludo Lefebvre is psyched for viewers to watch Tuesday's episode of The Taste (8/7c, ABC), when the culinary reality series shifts from the audition to competition rounds. Now that he and his fellow mentors -- Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Brian Malarkey -- have chosen their four-person teams of home cooks and professional chefs, it's time to pit them against each other. Beyond the increased heat in the kitchen, the possibility of eliminating one of their own team members during the blind taste-test drove the mentors to drink.
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Paid | iTunes Aired: 8/30/2011

Season 1, Episode 7
Ludo & Krissy are back to give viewers a look back at their six city pop-up restaurant tour. Our 5-star couple review the show's most unforgettable scenes and biggest challenges plus check in with their local partner chefs.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 8/23/2011

Season 1, Episode 6
Ludo & Krissy return to the West Coast to tackle Cal-Mex fusion, but they find the sunny, laid back atmosphere can take a turn for the dramatic. With a maverick menu and their largest seating ever, they may get burned.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 8/16/2011

Season 1, Episode 5
It's the ultimate pig-out as Ludo and Krissy rewrite the recipe of an American classic, Carolina barbecue. It's all hands – and all pork – on deck as the renegade food couple challenge their diners to go whole hog.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 8/9/2011

Season 1, Episode 4
Ludo & Krissy head to Denver, CO on the hunt for the ultimate Rocky Mountain dining experience. Ludo grabs a gun and goes for the gusto, cooking a pioneering menu of wild meats in their latest pop-up restaurant event.

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The Taste's French Chef Ludo Lefebvre: It's Game On!

"Trust me. It's game on!"

Chef Ludo Lefebvre is psyched for viewers to watch Tuesday's episode of The Taste (8/7c, ABC), when the culinary reality series shifts from the audition to competition rounds. Now that he and his fellow mentors -- Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Brian Malarkey -- have chosen their four-person teams of home cooks and professional chefs, it's time to pit them against each other. Beyond the increased heat in the kitchen, the possibility of eliminating one of their own team members during the blind taste-test drove the mentors to drink.
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Anthony Bourdain's The Taste Strategy: "Make Those Jaded Sons of B----es Cry"

What is the secret ingredient that Anthony Bourdain wants his team to use on The Taste? Tears.

When ABC's new cooking competition show kicks off Tuesday at 8/7c, Bourdain and three other judges — British TV cook Nigella Lawson, Ludo Bites America's Ludo Lefebvre and former Top Chef competitor Brian Malarkey — will taste-test one bite of food from each of 29 hopefuls competing for one of only 16 spots on the judges' teams. But the tastings will be conducted blind, which means the judges won't know if a professional chef or a self-taught home cook prepared the dish.

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Premiered: July 19, 2011, on Sundance Channel
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A renowned French chef and his wife travel the U.S. reworking traditional regional cuisine and establishing pop-up restaurants using local ingredients.

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