Behind The Scenes

Bump and Run: Emeril Lagasse

Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse came to ESPN’s Bristol campus to talk sports, “kick it up a notch” with ESPN’s employees and to discuss the Gulf Coast Seafood and Tourism Bash presented by BP.

A native of Fall River, Mass. Emeril now spends most of his time in the bayou and has developed a love for the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers.

The Tourism Bash will be showcased in New Orleans at the wildcard playoff matchup as the Saints take on the Detroit Lions on Sat., Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. and the Allstate BCS National Championship between LSU and Alabama on Mon., Jan. 9 (ESPN, ESPN3 8 p.m.). It was also featured at the Nokia Sugar Bowl this past week.

During Lagasse’s “Car Wash” on Jan. 4, Front Row caught up with him to discuss what makes good gumbo, who he’d like to co-host a show at ESPN with and much more.

Check out the video above as Emeril’s cooking skills were only matched by his love and knowledge for sports.

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