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As we all know, everything is bigger in Texas — and that includes Top Chef.Top Chef heads to Texas for Season 9The Emmy-winning series hits the Lone Star State for Season 9 — bigger than ever before with an unprecedented 29 cheftestants. That's not the only difference this season though. Here are five things to know before you saddle up for the premiere (Wednesday, 10/9c, Bravo):
In case you missed it, Elia is so not over having been eliminated first on Top Chef All-Stars. After getting the boot in the season premiere, she mouthed off to the press about how she had been unfairly judged and specifically went after head judge Tom, accusing him of not serving grass-fed beef in his restaurants and endorsing Diet Coke. "He has become someone who is not all about the food anymore," she told the Chicago Tribune in December. "He's not all about supporting farmers markets. He's all about high-fructose corn syrup and there is only corn-fed beef on all of his menus now." Top Chef's Mike: I thought I won At the end of Wednesday's reunion special, host Andy Cohen asked her to explain her comments.