Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Say It Ain't So!

I can't believe it! Emeril Live! starring Emeril Lagasse will no longer be airing on the Food Network channel. I used to just love Emeril. And in some ways, I still do, though now he's become a caricature of himself. All those "BAM's!", "Pork Fat Rules", "Kick it up a notch", and his myriad of other sayings just became too much. It's taken up so much time, he doesn't do the real cooking anymore. And that was the best part, he was an excellent teacher. Emeril made the Food Network what it is today. Before his show, there were repeats of older food shows and new ones with hosts that seemed more like a mannequin than an actual chef. Now, the Food channel is so well known we know the chef's names from Paula, to Rachel, Bobby, Giada, and Mario, I could go on and on. Largely thanks to Emeril. He's not leaving the channel entirely, not yet anyway. His current contract expires in summer '08, so we'll have to wait and see, but for the meantime Emeril Live is gone and his Essence of Emeril will remain with new shows upcoming.

Thanks for the memories, Emeril. BAM!


Art said...

It's about time. Hey, E, don't let the door hit you in the [BAM] on the way out! I hope he takes Paula, Giada and Rachel with him so as to make more room for the good part of the Food Network.

Vicki said...

Oh, Art, don't be cruel! ;)

I was nearly floored when I saw this in the news. I'm surprised, but I'm not sad. A little of Emeril goes a long way. Take Rachael, too, please!

Stace said...

ok, i agree with Emeril, Rachel, and that danged Giada (who's only on there to show her boobs), but leave Paula alone!

I just love Paula!

Vicki said...

That's right...Don't mess with Paula!