A revealing look at the real "Emeril live" Emeril Lagasse is a phenomenon--a television chef and restaurateur who has parlayed his outsized personality and gastronomic acumen into a multi--million--dollar culinary empire. Along the way, hea s added new catchphrases to the American idiom--"bam," "kick it up a notch," and "pork fat rules"--and won the hearts (and stomachs) of millions of loyal fans. Now, for the first time, you get to enter into Emerila s incredible world. Filled with candid stories and vivid details, EMERIL! Inside the Amazing Success of Todaya s Most Popular Chef reveals how this culinary connoisseur made it to the top of his profession, while staying true to his main mission--showing ordinary people how to have fun with food. Weaving together Emerila s personal and professional journeys to international stardom, EMERIL! Inside the Amazing Success of Todaya s Most Popular Chef offers an entertaining look at how one of the worlda s most talented chefs became a household name.