"My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine, and do it on a daily basis."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Emeril Lagasse on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Emeril Lagasse on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Emeril Lagasse on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Emeril Lagasse on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Emeril Lagasse on William Shakespeare
"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."