"Home base is the support system where we have a culinary team, my own writers because of the shows and the books and stuff, we have a culinary team of about six people. Marketing, public relations, accounting and all that sort of stuff."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Emeril Lagasse on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Emeril Lagasse on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Emeril Lagasse on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Emeril Lagasse on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Emeril Lagasse on Robert Frost
"My inspiration was my mom. She's a great cook, and she still cooks, and we still banter back and forth about cooking. Growing up in a mostly Portuguese community, food was important and the family table was extremely important. At a very young age I understood that."
"You know, for 300 years it's been kind of the same. There are restaurants in New Orleans that the menu hasn't changed in 125 years, so how is one going to change or evolve the food?"
"The cool thing is that now that people have made this evolution where cooking is cool, people are doing it on weekends, they're doing their own challenges. It's back to cooking. And it's real cooking."
"I spent a lot of time on farms when I was young. My uncle and my dad owned a big farm."
"You know, in 1975 I couldn't get a job in New York City because I was American. The kitchens were predominantly run by French, Swiss, German, and basically I got laughed at. I had education, I had experience, but got laughed at because I was American."