The decision was bold. The ingredients were fresh. The professional chef was skilled. The taste, a spoonful of food, was disgusting.
The four judges, who are also mentors on the cooking-themed reality competition The Taste, did not know who had prepared their bite-sized portion. They didn’t know how much thought had gone into it. And they couldn’t figure out all that was in the tasting spoon. They did know, however, that the food left a bad taste in their mouths, and a bad impression in their minds.
Kyle Schutte grossed out the four judges with his “chicken-fried watermelon with pickled watermelon rind” in last year’s competition. …