Let the Texas cliches begin. “Top Chef” is back and ... bigger than ever. (Have you heard that everything is bigger in Texas?) Saddle up! Round up the cheftestants! Rope in some barbecue! Give your competition the boot! Remember the Alamo! Yee-haw!
As someone raised in West Texas, I predict this season, which begins tonight at 10, is going to be difficult to watch without cringing. Besides the cliches, we’ve got them roaming around the Lone Star State rather than sticking to one city, filming one giant tourism ad, with Padma and Tom all dolled up in denim and even, in Padma’s case, spending at least a little time on horseback. Oy. But watch I will, along with Bonnie Benwick, Tim Carman and Carol Blymire, and we’ll do what we prefer to do while watching: We’ll live Tweet our every snarky thought.
Oh, one more thing: Don’t forget to come back to All We Can Eat every Thursday morning for Carol’s witty recap posts.