Thoughts by Emeril Lagasse

Thoughts by Emeril Lagasse:


Cooking is so popular today because it’s the perfect mix of food and fun.


Spice is life. It depends upon what you like… have fun with it. Yes, food is serious, but you should have fun with it.


What I go for in my cooking is sinful, bold and real.


If you think big, then it’s going to be big.


I had these recipes that say do this, do that. Who MAKES these rules?

Everyone needs a mentor.

You can easily put together your own favorite spice blend, whether that’s a salt and pepper mixture or you’re adding herbs to it or Creole spice. Just watch out for the sodium content. That why I encourage you to make your own.


I think all kids need snacks. Mine are fruit machines. I give them things like apple slices, berries and melon. Do I let them eat ice cream? Absolutely. But not every day.


I try to teach my son about sanitation, especially when handling foods like chicken that could be dangerous. I remind him to wash his hands all the time. When my son cooks with me, he stands on a step stool so he can reach the stove. I teach him about safety and fire.


I’ve always done food that can work in a set time frame. The message I’m trying to get across is, it doesn’t have to take three days to do this. With planning, you can do a lot and really have quality food every day.


Get up every day and try a little harder than the day before.


If somebody has a chance to put my food in their mouth, that tells the story.