Bravo’s cooking contest, Top Chef, turns up the heat this season in Miami. While fan favorites Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio make their triumphant return with a new sidekick, Ted Allen.

That’s right, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s culinary queer’s up in the mix as the show’s newest, gayest judge. AfterElton sits down with Allen to get the scoop on the show and, for some reason, his taste in men. Literally:

AE: You’re trapped on a deserted island with Tom Colicchio, Carson Kressley and Rupert Everett. Whom do you eat to survive, and how would you prepare them?
TA: First of all, I’m not eating Carson. He’d be all stringy. Carson is a little too lean. Tom Colicchio is a delicious-looking man, but I think I’d have to go with Rupert. Many of us in the community would find him the most delicious. If we’re on a desert island, I’d dig a pit. Something spicy or sort of Caribbean would be good for Rupert Everett.

Allen also offers some details on the hottie contestants, the season’s tasty twists and insists he’s not a party guy. He’s more inclined, he says, to spend his time eating a Cuban…sandwich.

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