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Chef Emeril Lagasse Interview (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-17

Duration: 00:09:18

Subjects: Lagasse, Emeril | Food | Chefs | Commander's Palace (Restaurant) | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Lagasse, Emeril Interviewee


This segment from the November 17, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s interview with Emeril Lagasse, the executive chef at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. He discusses: moving to New Orleans; his mother’s Portuguese cooking; their work in refining classic Louisiana dishes; his early interest in baking; the quail with bacon and fig stuffing dish that he created at the American Symposium for Food and Wine; their specialties; and a typical day at Commander’s Palace.