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Emeril Live
Created byEmeril Lagasse
Presented byEmeril Lagasse
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducerJoe Langhan[1]
Running time60 minutes
Original networkFood Network (1997–2007)
Fine Living (2008–2010)
Original releaseOctober 6, 1997 (1997-10-06) –
December 14, 2010 (2010-12-14)
Related showsEssence of Emeril
External links

Emeril Live was a television program that aired on Food Network from October 6, 1997 to December 11, 2007, and then on Fine Living (now The Cooking Channel) from July 7, 2008 to December 14, 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 City 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 Emeril. Some of the celebrities that appeared on the program include Charlie Daniels, Patti LaBelle, Michael McDonald, Joe Perry, Sammy Hagar, Aretha Franklin, Patton Oswalt, and Jimmy Buffett.

On November 27, 2007, Food Network revealed it would halt production on the program on December 11, 2007.[2] On May 20, 2008, the Fine Living network announced that it would start airing Emeril Live, including never-before-seen episodes, beginning July 7, 2008.[3] The show ended on December 14, 2010.


  1. ^ "Fired by the Food Network: 'A Final Toast to Emeril Live' by Allen Salkin". 17 October 2013.
  2. ^ Huff, Richard (2007-11-27). "Bam! Emeril Lagasse loses his TV show on Food Network". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  3. ^ Hinson, Jeff (2008-05-20). "'Emeril Live!' Premieres on Fine Living Network (FLN)". Retrieved 2008-05-20.