In terms of celebrity chefs, some are much bigger deals than others. Yeah, Rachel Ray seems cool enough. And Giada is ridiculously gorgeous. Tyler might have some great cooking tips. But Emeril Lagasse is the real deal. The chef and restauranteur is known not just for his awesome personality -- who doesn't want to hang out with the guy? -- but his food and restaurants are seriously legit.
The celebrity chef has been working on a new show, Emeril's Florida, a 13-episode series on the Cooking Channel, part of which toured South Florida. If you weren't lucky enough to sneak a peek of him in person, we have photos, dates, and details on his visit.
- Interview With Emeril Lagasse, Part 1
- Interview With Emeril Lagasse, Part 2
- Former Emeril's South Beach Chef to Lead Thasos
The series, which debuted in January, features food and specialties from across the state of Florida. Three episodes from the series highlight the restaurants, cuisine, and agriculture found in Palm Beach County.
Airing at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday (and again Monday at 9:30 a.m., and again Thursday at 11:30 a.m.) is Florida's Beaches and Waterfront Restaurants, featuring 50 Ocean. Focusing on waterfront restaurants, Emeril visits with chef Blake Malatesta to check out his work.