Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse announced plans today for a new Florida-based television show that will focus on cooking and travel, with the first episode in January slated to be about Orlando.
"Emeril Florida" will feature Lagasse exploring the dining and entertainment options of the Sunshine State. It is slated to air on the Cooking Network, Channel 180 on Bright House Networks.
"It's about what this great state offers,'' Lagasse said. "So it's not just about cooking, it's not just restaurants, although that's a nice chunk of it. But it's about the beaches, it's about fishing, it's about farming, it's about the agriculture.
"When people think about Florida, of course, they think about sunshine and how beautiful it is. They don't really know the variety, to the extent of what is really here. There's so much here it's incredible."
In Orlando, Lagasse visited places such as the Ravenous Pig, Vines, the Ice Bar and Cask & Larder.