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About the show

Host Kal Penn tests the taste buds of everyday Americans, recipe developers and chefs in a high-stakes culinary competition. The competitors must prove they have super tasting abilities combined with extensive food knowledge to complete a series of increasingly difficult global taste tests. If they can trust their tasting skills and answer 15 culinary questions correctly, they get to walk away with $50,000.

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Season 1, Episode 2

Culinary Witchcraft

Personal chef Carmine Guglielmino is a self-proclaimed "culinary witch" with an uncanny ability to identify food tastes, smells and characteristics as if it were magic! He wastes no time impressing host Kal Penn and chefs Eric Adjepong and Palak Patel. Carmine loves a challenge, but his sixth sense gets a bit blended when asked to taste a mysterious purple smoothie that Kal whips up, and he hopes his powerful palate can hold out long enough to win the grand prize.

Sunday
Aug 8
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

Culinary Witchcraft

Personal chef Carmine Guglielmino is a self-proclaimed "culinary witch" with an uncanny ability to identify food tastes, smells and characteristics as if it were magic! He wastes no time impressing host Kal Penn and chefs Eric Adjepong and Palak Patel. Carmine loves a challenge, but his sixth sense gets a bit blended when asked to taste a mysterious purple smoothie that Kal whips up, and he hopes his powerful palate can hold out long enough to win the grand prize.

Monday
Aug 9
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 2

Culinary Witchcraft

Personal chef Carmine Guglielmino is a self-proclaimed "culinary witch" with an uncanny ability to identify food tastes, smells and characteristics as if it were magic! He wastes no time impressing host Kal Penn and chefs Eric Adjepong and Palak Patel. Carmine loves a challenge, but his sixth sense gets a bit blended when asked to taste a mysterious purple smoothie that Kal whips up, and he hopes his powerful palate can hold out long enough to win the grand prize.

Tuesday
Aug 10
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Down to a "Tea"

Host Kal Penn welcomes back competitor Kanchan Koya, but with both of her Flavor Favors used up, she has a difficult road ahead and can't call on Chef Esther Choi or culinary expert Nilou Motamed for help. Kanchan has her eyes on the $50,000 prize as the cloches reveal a traditional tea and a familiar but puzzling exotic meat, which she's game for. Tensions are high as the "Spice Mama" faces some very expensive taste tests!

Tuesday
Aug 24
10:01pm | 9:01c
Season 1, Episode 5

Down to a "Tea"

Host Kal Penn welcomes back competitor Kanchan Koya, but with both of her Flavor Favors used up, she has a difficult road ahead and can't call on Chef Esther Choi or culinary expert Nilou Motamed for help. Kanchan has her eyes on the $50,000 prize as the cloches reveal a traditional tea and a familiar but puzzling exotic meat, which she's game for. Tensions are high as the "Spice Mama" faces some very expensive taste tests!

Wednesday
Aug 25
1:01am | 12:01c
Season 1, Episode 1

Who "Braised" You?

Food blogger Grace Vallo left corporate life to follow her dreams in food media, and she's an energetic ace, but is she ready to face host Kal Penn's pressure cooker questions? Grace's hopes are pinned on winning the big money to fund her dream wedding in Tuscany, but Bruce tries to knock her off her game with a surprise ice sculpture, and Kal and company rattle her by sharing a round of shots. Grace turns to Chef Tiffani Faison for a Flavor Favor, and Chef Adrienne Cheatham is on call with her culinary expertise as Grace tries to prove she has the chops to make it to the end of the game.

Tuesday
Aug 31
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Who "Braised" You?

Food blogger Grace Vallo left corporate life to follow her dreams in food media, and she's an energetic ace, but is she ready to face host Kal Penn's pressure cooker questions? Grace's hopes are pinned on winning the big money to fund her dream wedding in Tuscany, but Bruce tries to knock her off her game with a surprise ice sculpture, and Kal and company rattle her by sharing a round of shots. Grace turns to Chef Tiffani Faison for a Flavor Favor, and Chef Adrienne Cheatham is on call with her culinary expertise as Grace tries to prove she has the chops to make it to the end of the game.

Wednesday
Sep 1
1am | 12c