'Top Chef: Texas': Pork poses problems for the new cheftestants
Things are quite a bit different this season as we head into the Texas leg of the culinary journey that is "Top Chef." We're starting off with nearly twice as many contestants as usual -- a record 29. The premiere will narrow the field down to the 16 who will compete on a three-city tour of the Lone Star State. The competition will take the series to Austin, Dallas and San Antonio, where scheduled guest judges include Charlize Theron, Pee-wee Herman, Cat Cora, John Besh, Tim Love and Patti LaBelle.
We've even go some new judges joining the party. Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson will join returning host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. In addition, Colicchio will be hosting a web series called "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen," which allows eliminated contestants to compete for a chance to return.
Check out these brand new preview videos from the show and get ready to get hungry!