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The Taste: An Exclusive Q&A with Marcus Samuelsson and Ludo Lefebvre

On location at ABC Studios, the Clever Cookstr interviews Marcus Samuelsson and Ludo Lefebvre about the new season of The Taste, the connection between food and fashion, and why eggs are a chef's best friend. 

By
Kara Rota
2-minute read
Episode #29

Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson of The Taste. 

Welcome to the Clever Cookstr, your ultimate window into the kitchens of the world’s best cooks.

Today's episode comes to you live from ABC Studios in New York. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with the stars of The Taste, an amazing cooking competition where home cooks and professional chefs compete side by side to create incredible dishes. Each dish then has a single opportunity - literally just one bite - to impress the panel of experts..

We’re speaking today with two of the judges. Marcus Samuelsson, an award-winning chef, restauranteur, and the author of New American Table and the James Beard Award-winning memoir Yes, Chef and Ludo Lefebvre, an award-winning chef and cookbook author who has appeared on Iron Chef America, Top Chef Masters, and Ludo Bites America. 

Click the arrow in the player above to listen to the entire episode. Or download the episode from iTunes and learn:

  • What elements in a dish have to come together to form the perfect bite.

  • How the American approach to food and cooking compares to that of Europe.

  • Which foods Marcus and Ludo cook and eat when they're off-duty.

  • Which foods Marcus and Ludo will absolutely never touch.

  • What secret ingredients and appliances every home cook should use.

  • Why eggs are a chef's best friend.

  • And much, much more!

Click the arrow in the player above to listen to the entire episode. Or download the episode from iTunes!

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Image courtesy of marcussamuelsson.com.

 

About the Author

Kara Rota

Kara Rota headed children’s programming at Chicago’s Green City Market and studied food politics at Sarah Lawrence College. Kara has been a featured speaker at numerous venues including Food Book Fair, the Roger Smith Food Conference, and the Brooklyn Food Conference. She has written about food for Irish America Magazine, West Side Rag, Recipe Relay, and Food + Tech Connect, and is the former Director of Editorial & Partnerships at Cookstr.com.