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Food in New Orleans is serious business as our chefs continue to rack up James Beard Awards. A chef based on Spicer even has her own side plot in HBO's Treme as scripted by Anthony Bourdain. Speaking of Bourdain, alcohol is also a top draw.
Emeril Lagasse is a rare combination in today's culinary industry, a humble, hard-working chef who is truly respected by his peers, and a wildly successful TV personality whose jovial face is recognized across America.