Emeril Live

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Emeril Live
Created by Emeril Lagasse
Starring Emeril Lagasse
Country of origin  United States
Producer(s) Joe Langhan[1]
Running time 60 minutes
Original network Food Network (1997–2007)
Fine Living (2008–2010)
Original release 1997 – 2008
Related shows Essence of Emeril
External links

Emeril Live is a television program that aired on the Food Network from 1997 to 2007 and then The Cooking Channel from 2008 to 2010. Hosted by Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Live featured many of the same elements as Emeril's other program, Essence of Emeril and often had a Creole theme. The program was taped in front of a live audience in New York and featured music played by Doc Gibbs and the Emeril Live Band. In 2004, the program moved to Chelsea Market.

Emeril Live began production in 1997, and won a CableACE Award for "Best Informational Show" later that year. The program featured a wide variety of cuisine from cajun to stir-fry and often featured well-known chefs as guests who cook alongside Emeril. Some of the celebrities that appeared on the program include Charlie Daniels, Patti LaBelle, Michael McDonald, Joe Perry, Sammy Hagar, Aretha Franklin, Patton Oswalt, and Jimmy Buffett.

Emeril sometimes let the audience taste the food that he prepares. He was known for his use of catch phrases, such as "Pork fat rules", "Kick it up a notch", "Oh, yeah babe", and "Bam!", which he used when adding seasoning to food that he was preparing.

On November 27, 2007, the Food Network revealed it would halt production on the program December 11, 2007.[2]

On May 20, 2008, the Fine Living network revealed that it would start airing Emeril Live, including never-before-seen episodes, beginning July 7, 2008.[3]


  • The very first Emeril Live set (used 1997-1999) had a grey table and appliances.
  • The second Emeril Live set (used 1999-2004) had a brown table and appliances, and used the "E" logo on the curtain behind the audience. From 1999-2002, the color of the curtain behind the audience was green, and from 2002-2004 the curtain was purple.
  • The third Emeril Live set (used 2004-2007) has brand new Viking Range appliances and a new look. This set was changed when chef Lagasse and his program moved to Chelsea Market, and there have been ongoing changes to the set ever since. Emeril Lagasse can enter the Emeril Live studio from the top of stairs in a spiral to the bottom in the kitchen when the program begins. Beginning in the mid-2005 to 2007 season, before the program starts, after a clip of Lagasse is shown, he enters the studio with his apron on and goes straight to the kitchen.

Band artists[edit]

  • Dr. Strings and Professor Keys (1997)
  • C.F. Steaks & Bouillabaisse
  • C.F. Steaks & Bouillabaisse II
  • Jammin' Queen (Mindy)
  • Doc Gibbs and Cliff (1997-2000)
  • Doc Gibbs and the Emeril Live Band (2000-2007)

The Emeril Live Band[edit]

Notable guest appearances[edit]

Notable musical guest appearances[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.documentarytelevision.com/network-profile/a-final-toast-to-emeril-live/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Huff, Richard (2007-11-27). "Bam! Emeril Lagasse loses his TV show on Food Network". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  3. ^ Hinson, Jeff (2008-05-20). "‘EMERIL LIVE!’ PREMIERES ON FINE LIVING NETWORK (FLN)". Emerils.com. Retrieved 2008-05-20.