As promised, an update to our earlier Emeril Lagasse post. Even with Emeril Live!‘s demise, Lagasse will be continuing work with the network. Here’s the word from the Food Network:
Emeril is not leaving the network, Essence of Emeril will
continue production and we will pursue specials and other opportunities in the future.
‘Emeril Live’ has been an incredible journey and a great collaboration between Emeril Lagasse and Food Network for over ten years. Emeril has been the cornerstone of Food Network’s success and helped pave the way for chefs on TV. The show has hit numerous television milestones. Lagasse was the first chef to have food consumed in space when he created recipes for the astronauts at International Space Station, he
redesigned and invigorated the cafeteria at Children’s Storefront in Harlem, cooked for the troops on military bases, firemen at firehouses, and more.
Food Network and Emeril look forward to continuing our long partnership and Emeril remains an integral part of the Food Network family.