Cooking with Emeril

Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Tchoup Chop); three at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania (Emeril’s Italian Table, Emeril’s Chop House and Burgers And More by Emeril) and one in Charlotte, N.C. (e2 emeril’s eatery).

As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network and is the food correspondent for ABC’s "Good Morning America.” He is also the host of Fresh Food Fast and The Originals with Emeril appearing on the Cooking Channel. His latest TV show, Emeril’s Florida, premiered January 2013 on the Cooking Channel. Most recently, Lagasse will be joining the judges’ table on Top Chef New Orleans – season 11 of Bravo’s hit food series Top Chef.

Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, including Emeril’s New New Orleans Cooking which introduced his creative take on Creole cuisine. His latest cookbook, Cooking with Power, will be released in October 2013.

In 2002, Lagasse established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to children’s causes in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. In 2013, Lagasse was named the Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation for his dedicated efforts to further the culinary arts in America, as well as his philanthropic work supporting children’s educational programs through his Foundation.

January is National Soup Month. Chef Emeril Lagasse talks with Shawn & Sue about having a nice hot pot of soup on during the Winter......

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