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New Orleans — Emeril Lagasse, NOLA Restaurant
The original salt bae, Emeril Lagasse, became a celebrity while working as the executive chef of Commander's Palace in New Orleans. You might remember him signature catch phrase, "BAM," which he used to emphasize the moment when he added spices to a dish. Lagasse is the chef and proprietor of four restaurants in New Orleans: NOLA Restaurant, Emeril's New Orleans, Emeril's Demonico, and Meril.