It was only a matter of time. Now that New Orleans cooking’s veritable mascot Emeril Lagasse has been a regular judge on popular Bravo cooking reality series Top Chef for two seasons, it’s no surprise that the show will head to his adopted hometown for its 11th round. Lagasse, who owns three New Orleans restaurants, brought Cajun cooking into the mainstream with his shows on the Food Network, his best-selling cookbooks, and appearances on Good Morning America. Season 10 of Top Chef wrapped in February and was set in Seattle. Previous iterations of the show have featured San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., and various locations in Texas during season 9.
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