Marcus Samuelsson Replaces Brian Malarkey on The Taste

Chef and mentor.
Chef and mentor. Photo: Patrick McMullan

When season two of cooking-competition show The Taste premieres next year, expect to see Marcus Samuelsson doing some mentoring and judging up there alongside Tony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson. We’d say that the Red Rooster chef-owner will be filling ex-judge Brian Malarkey’s shoes, but we all know Samuelsson, who’s such a snazzy dresser, is likely bringing a pair of his own bespoke loafers to the ABC studios. [People, Earlier]