The bad news is that TV is getting yet another reality competition show. The good news is that we don’t have to watch it, and it will probably disappear into the ether rather quickly. The Taste from ABC is a cooking competition show about to debut.
What may be intriguing is that the rather than your usually gaggle of skinny supermodels who would rather not eat at all, this show features sultry British “queen of food porn” Nigella Lawson. Her own show on the food network is so sultry and beautifully shot, that even a guy like me, who is attracted to neither women nor cooking, has watched it right through.
Nigella has led a notoriously public private life, and has been defiantly proud that she loves food and loves entertaining and does not have the figure of a preteen boy. She is curvy and inspires lust, a very cool combo.
Lawson’s latest move is her SHOCKING refusal to let ABC airbrush the promo shot for The Taste (above). We can see a bit of a tummy on her, which is apparently taboo on the network where serial killers and teenage hookers are just fine.
From her blog: Although it was very thrilling to think of being up on a billboard in LA and around the States, I was very strict and English and told them they weren’t allowed to airbrush my tummy out. Wise? Hmmm. But that tum is the truth and is come by honestly, as my granny would have said.
YAY Nigella! Still don’t think I will be watching though…