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Three things to note in Reality Cooking Show TV Land:

* Bravo is holding a casting call for the next season of "Top Chef" -- the ninth season -- and for the second season of "Top Chef Just Desserts" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7 at the Dana Hotel, 660 N. State. Do your homework here before you show up, so you don't make a total arse of yourself.

* New York chef Marc Forgione, recently crowned the Food Network's "Next Iron Chef," stops by Macy's on State Street at noon March 8 for a free cooking demo, fulfilling an obligation as the retailer's newest Culinary Council member.

* "Top Chef Masters" got a facelift. The third season, which premieres at 10 p.m. April 6, has ditched host Kelly Choi for Aussie eye candy (and chef) Curtis Stone and judges Jay Rayner and Gael Greene for former Gourmet editrix Ruth Reichl (Saveur's James Oseland stays on as judge). Alas, there are no Chicago chefs in the mix this season.

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