Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen

Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen

by Emeril Lagasse


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"Thinking back on all of the wonderful people I have learned from and the dishes I have made over the years, I knew that I had to get them all down in one place. This book is it."
- Emeril Lagasse

In his most personal cookbook yet, legendary chef Emeril Lagasse presents his favorite recipes, best-kept cooking secrets, and behind-the-scenes stories from his life in the kitchen.

Discover more than 130 iconic dishes - from Praline-Cayenne Bacon and Lemon-Garlic Crusted Cauliflower to Roasted Portuguese Pork Loin With Homemade Pimenta Moida and Emeril's famous Banana Cream Pie - each tested and perfected for today's home cook. More than just a recipe collection, Essential Emeril is a resource you'll turn back to again and again, packed with valuable tips, lessons on technique, and expert advice on everything from stocking your pantry to creating the perfect cheese board. Emeril remains at your elbow throughout, offering step-by-step photo tutorials to ensure flawless, flavorful results.

Anecdotes reveal the inspiration behind each recipe, with cameos from A-list names including Mario Batali, Roy Choi, and Nobu Matsuhira, alongside memories of family, friends, and early influences such as Julia Child and Charlie Trotter.

Gorgeously photographed and imbued with his signature warmth, Essential Emeril is an intimate portrait of the original top chef.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780848753788
Publisher: TI Inc. Books
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 277,669
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Emeril Lagasse is the chef-proprietor of 13 restaurants across the country and the author of 18 cookbooks. He has received numerous Best Restaurant, Best Chef, and Best Service awards, and in 2013 received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the James Beard Foundation for his work through the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports children’s educational programs. Emeril’s phenomenally successful Food Network show Emeril Live! launched a new era in culinary TV. Most recently, he is the co-host for TNT’s Off the Menu with Ty Pennington and appeared in several seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef as a guest judge. Emeril is also the food correspondent for Good Morning America and has two series running on the Cooking Channel: Emeril’s Florida and Originals with Emeril. Born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts, he is a graduate of Johnson & Wales.


New Orleans, Louisiana

Date of Birth:

October 15, 1959

Place of Birth:

Fall River, Massachusetts


Culinary degree, Johnson & Wales University

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