Chopped, the Food Network show hosted by Ted Allen in which contestants have to create a "$10,000 meal" out of a mystery basket, is making the casting rounds this fall, and guess what, they're coming through New Orleans. We're in some illustrious company?they're also holding casting calls in Atlanta and Vegas, both recognized culinary strongholds. Recognition!
They'll be coming through town on (or around) October 17, so any chefs who are interested should have their applications in by then. [EaterWire]