- Category : Food-and-Beverage-Restaurateur
- Type : GP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (20,31)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 3
American chef once called "the gastronomical equivalent of Elvis," one of the most popular (and hammy) cooks to become an actor on his own TV culinary shows, "Emeril Live" and "Essence of Emeril." The New Orleans restaurateur specializes in rich Creole and Cajun dishes and super fresh natural ingredients. The owner of six restaurants, Lagasse had written five cookbooks and won countless food awards.
The middle of three kids born to a Portuguese homemaker mom and French-Canadian mill worker dad, Lagasse began working in a bakery at ten and loved cooking all his life. He trained in Europe before his debut at New Orleans swanky Commander's Palace. In the fall TV schedule, 2001, he debuted his prime-time show "Emeril" on Tuesday nights, certain to use his catch phrases "BAM!" and "Kick it up a notch."
Married to Alden Lagasse, their son Emeril John IV was born on March 30, 2003. On December 10, 2004, the chef and his wife welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lovelace, born New Orleans, LA.