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Emeril Lagasse

Emeril John Lagasse (born October 15, 1959) is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author.

What do you know about Emeril Lagasse? Stop and grab a bit of this quick quiz. "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1) Born October 15, 1959, in the city of Fall River, Massachusetts, he is raised by his French-Canadian father, Emeril Jr., and his Portuguese mother, Hilda.  Where is Emeril born?

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Emeril, Portugal
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Fall River, Massachusetts

2) He graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 1978 and the university later awarded him an honorary doctorate.

  • True or True?

3) Who does he marry in October 1978?

  • Elizabeth Kief
  • Betty Simpson
  • Irene Ryan
  • Peggy Castle

4) In 1982, who does Lagasse replace as executive chef of the famed New Orleans restaurant Commander's Palace?

  • Tyler Florence
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Randy Travis
  • Paul Prudhomme

5) Lagasse initially gains fame in the culinary world as executive chef of Commander's Palace. After leaving Commander's he opens his first restaurant, Jackson's, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1990.

  • True or True?

6) What TV Show does Lagasse first appear on?

  • The Frugal Gourmet
  • Lifetime
  • Great Chefs
  • America Cooks

7) Lagasse briefly starred in a self-titled TV sitcom on NBC during the fall 2001 season with Robert Urich, but it was canceled after several episodes and widely panned by critics.

  • True or True?

8) What is NOT a famous Emeril catchphrases?

  • BAM!
  • kick it up a notch
  • aw, yeah, babe
  • kiss it goodbye

9) On February 19, 2008, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia announced it had acquired the rights to all Emeril products including cookware, cookbooks, television shows and food products in a $50 million agreement. Lagasse retains rights to his restaurants and corporate offices.

  • True or True?

10) Lagasse has written several best-selling cookbooks, what is NOT a Emeril cookbook?

  • Emeril's New New Orleans Cooking
  • Louisiana Real and Rustic
  • Louisiana Cooking My Style
  • Emeril 20-40-60: Fresh Food Fast

Check Your Answers

Emeril Lagasse [Answers]

  1. Fall River, Massachusetts
  2. True
  3. Elizabeth Kief
  4. Paul Prudhomme
  5. False. After leaving Commander�s he opens his first restaurant, Emeril�s, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1990.
  6. Great Chefs
  7. True
  8. �kiss it goodbye�
  9. True
  10. Louisiana Cooking My Style


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