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Emeril Lagasse keeps on cooking with new series

Emeril Lagasse keeps on cooking with new series

September 27th, 2011 by MICHELE KAYAL, For The Associated Press in News

After more than 2,000 shows Emeril Lagasse is hoping fans are still hungry for more Bam!-worthy cooking.

The chef known for Creole cooking and yelling "Bam!" as he throws seasoning into a sizzling pan this week launches his eighth television series - and 52 more episodes to the tally. "Emeril's Table," part of the Hallmark Channel's daytime line up, will feature Lagasse cooking while five guests - from newlyweds and busy moms to firefighters and vegetarians - sit it his kitchen asking culinary questions, trading tips and recipes, and of course, eating.

"Food brings us all a little closer together and I hope that as we're gathering around my table each day everyone will invite us in to their kitchens and be inspired to cook along," Lagasse says.

If you're hankering for a fix of Emeril live but can't get to one of his 12 restaurants - where he serves more than 2 million meals a year - his 16th book, "Sizzling Skillets and other One-Pot Wonders," also is being released this week.