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About Essential Emeril

In his most personal cookbook yet, legendary chef Emeril Lagasse reveals iconic dishes, classic cooking lessons, and personal anecdotes from his life in the kitchen.

Essential Emeril is the ultimate recipe collection from one of the biggest names in food. Gorgeously photographed and imbued with Emeril’s signature warmth, this hefty volume showcases the dishes that shaped his career as a chef, each updated for today’s home cook.

From Slow and Low Pork Candy Ribs, Mortadella and Chile Pizza, and Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding to Portuguese Custard Tartlets and Emeril’s classic Barbecue Shrimp, the recipes showcase the big flavor for which Emeril is known and his continued evolution as a chef. Emeril is at the reader's elbow throughout, offering valuable tips and step-by-step photo tutorials to ensure flawless results at home.

Fans will delight in Emeril's anecdotes revealing the inspiration behind each recipe, with appearances from A-list names - Mario Batali, Roy Choi, and Nobu Matsuhira, to name a few - alongside family members and early influences such as Julia Child and Charlie Trotter.

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