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Title:
From Emeril's kitchens : favorite recipes from Emeril's restaurants
Author:
Lagasse, Emeril.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : William Morrow/HarperCollins, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
ix, 342 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780060185350
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Book

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Summary

Summary

What's the next best thing to eating at one of Emeril's restaurants? Making your favorite Emeril dishes at home! And now you can with Emeril's new book, From Emeril's Kitchens.

Emeril Lagasse, America's favorite chef, has gathered 150 of the most popular, most requested recipes from six of his restaurants, and has included two dozen new personal favorites as well. If you are one of the many fans who have enjoyed a memorable meal at one of Emeril's restaurants or tuned into his television cooking shows, and want to share that extraordinary experience with friends and family,From Emeril's Kitchens is the book for you.

From Emeril's New Orleans, try your hand at the Home-Smoked Salmon Cheesecake or the Barbecued Shrimp with Rosemary Biscuits. NOLA in the French Quarter is known for the Cedar-Planked Fish with Citrus Horseradish Crust and Citrus Butter Sauce and the over-the-top dessert Chicory Coffee Crème Brûlées with Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies. Entertain at weekend brunch as they do at Emeril's Delmonico and make the elegant Poached Eggs Erato or Souffléd Spinachand Brie Crêpes. Explore the tropics with dishes from Emeril's Orlando such as the Poached Grouper with Mango Salsa, Smashed Avocado, Coconut-CilantroRice Pilaf, Black Bean Sauce, and Tortilla Chips.

Looking for a true steak house experience? The Seared Beef Tournedos with Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Sauce au Poivre from Delmonico Steakhouse in Las Vegas are just the ticket. Seafood lovers can dig into Poached Oysters in Herbsaint Cream or the Spiny Lobster-Tomato Saffron Stew with Shaved Artichoke and Olive Salad from Emeril's New Orleans Fish House.

So, spread the food of love and kick up your kitchen another notch with From Emeril's Kitchens!

Emeril Lagasse is donating a portion of his proceeds from the book to The Emeril Lagasse Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to support and encourage programs that create developmental and educational opportunities for children.


Author Notes

Emeril John Lagasse was born October 15, 1959 in Fall River, Massachusetts. He worked in a Portuguese bakery as a teenager where he discovered his talent for cooking and subsequently enrolled in a culinary arts program at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. He went on to attend Johnson & Wales University in hopes of becoming a chef. He graduated from Johnson and Wales in 1978 and the school later awarded him an honorary doctorate.

In 1982, Lagasse succeeded Paul Prudhomme as Commander's Palace's executive chef. Lagasse initially gained fame in the culinary world as executive chef of Commander's Palace. After leaving Commander's, he opened his first restaurant, Emeril's, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1990. It was designated Restaurant of the Year in Esquire magazine of that year. Lagasse is mainly known for his emphasis on Creole and Cajun cooking styles. After several appearances on several other FoodTV programs, Lagasse hosted his own show, The Essence of Emeril. Essence in the title refers to Emeril's Essence, the name of a spice blend of his own concoction that he frequently uses in his cooking. Some of his cookbooks include: Emeril at the Grill: A Grilling Book for all Seasons, Farm to Fork Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh, and Kicked-up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

From the dean of celebrity chefs comes his latest volume accumulating recipes from his ever-growing restaurant empire. From Emeril's Kitchens brings together favorites from Emeril Lagasse's New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Orlando eateries. Emeril's genius, beyond his winning charismatic personality, lies in his ability to bring together disparate components to form complex dishes. For example, he marries veal medallions with creamed spinach, spiced ham, and ricotta-stuffed ravioli in a unique Creole-spiced marinara sauce. Rabbit tenderloin combines with mustard-flavored spaetzle, southern greens, and ham-hock gravy. Caramelized onions and bourbon-infused sweet potatoes crown pork chops glazed with root-beer reduction. In typical restaurant tradition, many of these recipes call for stocks, reductions, and glazes not common in home kitchens. Nevertheless, expect high demand for this new title from television's most popular chef. --Mark Knoblauch Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Emeril is probably the best-known food personality in America today, and in this latest offering, he draws on the signature dishes of his eight (soon to be nine) restaurants and their chefs to provide a cookbook sure to please his legions of fans. Spreading his philosophy and history in the introduction, he entreats the user not to be put off by the complexity of many of the recipes, but to use the components and mix and match the dishes. The first chapter, "Basics," contains the building blocks of many of the dishes, ranging from the customary stocks to Hard Boiled Eggs and Roast Duck. Subsequent chapters are structured in the usual manner ranging from appetizers and first courses through desserts. Each dish is attributed to its restaurant or chef and results in a range of styles and inspirations. Some knowledge and skill is required (more, perhaps than in his previous books): there's the Warm Watercress Salad with Stir Fried Beef and Kimchee, where the Kimchee is made 24 hours in advance, as well as the Roasted Atlantic Salmon with Herbed Potato Cakes, Granny Smith Apple Butter, Citrus Fennel Salad, and Salmon Roe. It is within these components that the real strength of the book lies, where dressings, sides and garnishes add polish and sophistication that inspire the home cook to greater heights and confidence. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved