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Emeril Lagasse Joins 'Top Chef: Texas' As Judge

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 9th 2011 2:30PM
Emeril LagasseEmeril Lagasse, a man known to enjoy kicking it up a notch or two, has joined Bravo's 'Top Chef' as a new judge. Lagasse and fellow new addition Hugh Acheson will join Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons as 'Top Chef' takes on Texas.

'Top Chef: Texas' breaks the formula and takes on three Texan cities -- Austin, San Antonio and Dallas -- as opposed to one.

This isn't the first time Emeril has teamed with 'Top Chef.' The famous chef appeared in the Season 5 finale as a guest judge.

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'Top Chef Masters' Week Eight Results: The Eliminated Chef Is... (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 2nd 2011 3:29AM
Curtis Stone, 'Top Chef Masters'In the eighth week of competition on 'Top Chef Masters' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo), the chefs were tasked with a breakfast challenge, using a microwave. This is far harder than you might think if you break down all the traditional breakfast foods. This isn't a toaster pastry after all.

Later, they took on a science-based challenge, with each chef being presented with a lab assistant and ingredients representing a scientific principle. The goal was to make a meal that was delicious as well as demonstrating the principle.

Padma Lakshmi joined the judging panel on this challenge, which netted some interesting results. Do we really need to incorporate a science lesson into a cooking show?

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Chefs Struggle to Cook on a Moving Tour Bus on 'Top Chef Masters' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 12th 2011 5:20AM
Hugh Acheson, 'Top Chef Masters'We're not sure at what point in a chef's career they'll have to try and make a gourmet meal on a tour bus, but it was sure fun watching the contestants try on 'Top Chef Masters' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo).

From the way the Black Team's driver was lurching around turns and slamming the brakes on, it was as if he was deliberately trying to sabotage them. Of course, details like remembering to lock the refrigerator when it's not being used would have saved the eggs from tumbling to the ground.

"We had a driver who was 140 years old and liked to take corners way too fast," Hugh Acheson said.

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