Celebrity Picks: Emeril Lagasse's Favorite Reads of 2016

EmerilEmeril has been traveling the globe lately, learning new techniques and sampling different cuisines in his television show, Eat the World. Whether he's sampling reindeer heart with Marcus Samuelsson in Sweden or exploring the side streets of Italy with Nancy Silverton, Emeril brings an intense yet positive enthusiasm to these culinary discoveries that will rub off on you and make you hungry for more knowledge and, well, more food.

See Emeril Lagasse's book picks below, and look here for more celebrity favorites. Learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.


Emeril Lagasse's Favorite Reads of 2016

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They Call Me Supermensch by Shep Gordon
I read my buddy Shep’s book while traveling for Eat the World. It was funny and entertaining to read about Shep’s life and all the people that he has met and helped along the way, including me. I had heard some of these stories from being with Shep throughout the years, but it was fun to have them all in one place. He’s an amazing guy.
 

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Consider the Oyster by M. F. K. Fisher
I feel like I should have read this book a long time ago. I like oysters and have always used them a lot in my cooking. I am really driven by ingredients and understanding food, so this was a good book for me. It’s incredible to think about the life of ingredients that we use every day.
 

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The Basque Book by Alexandra Raij
I enjoy Basque cooking and I have eaten at Txikito many times. Let me tell you, Alex knows what she is doing over there so I knew I wanted to check out her book. I don’t use a lot of recipes at home when I cook, but I like reading them and thinking about ingredients in new and different ways. Cookbooks are a great way to do that.
 

 


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