The Best Emeril Lagasse TV Shows

Emeril Lagasse is a celebrity chef who has been on television for decades. He’s best known for his BAM! and Emeril Live! shows, but he’s also hosted many other programs. This list includes every Emeril Lagasse TV show, including those that feature Emeril as a host or judge. His first show was the PBS series Kids Cook-Off in 1989 and he went on to host Food & Wine Classics in 1991. In 1994, he became the first celebrity chef to have his own cooking show on the Food Network with Emeril Live!.

He left the network in 2005 to join ABC where he hosted The Essence of Emeril from 2005-2007 and later returned to Food Network as an Iron Chef America judge from 2010-2011. Other shows featuring Emeril include The Martha Stewart Show, Today Show, Good Morning America, Rachael Ray Show, Top Chef Masters & Top Chef: All Stars and more. Vote up your favorite episodes of any of these shows or vote down episodes you don't like. 


  • Emeril Live
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    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 ...more
    • Actors: Patton Oswalt, Emeril Lagasse
    • Premiered: 1997
  • Essence of Emeril is a Food Network show hosted by chef Emeril Lagasse. In each episode, Emeril shares with his viewers some of his 'kicked-up' recipes, similar to those on Emeril Live, but with a far calmer demeanor and quieter tone, and usually without the trademark apron that has become his Emeril Live uniform starting with the 2000 season. In addition, unlike Emeril Live, there is no studio audience. On some of the episodes, some of Emeril's friends/workers make an appearance. An example was when he invited three of his workers from his Homebase in Louisiana to cook up some healthy recipes. His "Essence of Emeril" set has a wine cabinet, a built-in deep fryer, and other appliances. When ...more
    • Actors: Emeril Lagasse
    • Premiered: 1994
  • Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse (Amazon Video, 2016) is a travel documentary series. Join the adventure as chef, restaurateur and author Emeril Lagasse goes on a food-fueled adventure with the world's most celebrated chefs, from Cuba to South Korea.
    • Actors: Emeril Lagasse, Albert Adrià, Ferran Adrià
  • The Emeril Lagasse Show was a weekly talk show starring Emeril Lagasse. It aired on Sundays at 5:00PM Eastern on Ion Television. The program originally premiered on April 18, 2010, airing at 8:00PM. The announcement of the show was made by Emeril on Martha in late January 2010. The show was filmed live before a studio audience and has featured a similar format of Emeril Live and also featured celebrities making guest appearances. A band plays music and interact with Lagasse and guests, plus the show has featured field pieces shot in and around New York City where the show was taped. The show featured house band Dave Koz & The Kozmos, featuring Dave Koz, Jeff Golub, Philippe Saisse, Conrad ...more
    • Actors: Emeril Lagasse
    • Premiered: 2010