About Emeril Emeril Lagasse is an Emmy-winning television personality, the chef and proprietor of 11 restaurants, a cookbook author, and a philanthropist. He is a James Beard Award winner known for his mastery of Creole and Cajun cuisine which inspired the development of his “New, New Orleans” style. Chef Emeril is most notable for having appeared on a wide variety of cooking TV shows, including the long-running and highly-rated Food Network shows Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril, and most recently, Amazon’s original series Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse. Additionally, he is a cohost on the Rachael Ray Show and a correspondent for Good Morning America. Emerilism About Knives Emeril knows a chef’s best friend is a knife. A sharp knife is a safe knife. It’s not rocket science. A great set of knives makes food prep at home easy and enjoyable.