When Emeril Lagasse first showed up on The Food Network, his eponymous restaurant in New Orleans was arguably one of the best in the country. I had a fabulous meal there back in 1993 when Emeril was still in the kitchen and hadn't yet opened any of his other restaurants. His show revolutionized food television and he become the biggest star on Food TV. Since then, I don't think too many people would argue that any of his restaurants are still amongst the best in the country, though Emeril remains, in every respect, a star.
This photo was taken while Emeril was being interviewed by Antoinette Bruno and Will Blunt of Starchefs prior to his panel with Norman VanAken, Charlie Trotter and Clark Wolf.