Emirl Lagasse’s Last Supper

Emirl Lagasse has revealed his wish for his last meal on earth,

What would be your last meal on Earth?

“I would have to have a menu with pasta.  I would have to have truffles.  I would have to have dry aged meat.  I would have to have game birds.  I would not regret eating a whole piece of banana cream pie.”,

but will it come sooner than he thinks.

I love Emirl and started watching his cooking shows 20 years ago.  He was the first chef since Julia Childs that caught my attention with his charisma in the kitchen.  Having said that, over the years I have watched less and less Emirl as my cooking and eating styles have changed.  No more can I indulge in the rich sauces, fatty meats and heavy creams that make up much of the “Bam!” cooking style of Emirl.  My body just can’t handle it and neither can his.  We have a good record of his physical appearance over the last 20 years with the archives of all of his cooking show.  The pictures show how his cooking and eating habits have served his health and I have to say, “I don’t think he is doing so well.”  He looks tired, puffy, overweight and sounds short of breath.  Yes we all age but these do not have to be normal aging symptoms.  Like Paula Deen and her recent admission to Type 2 diabetes, Emirl is probably suffering from cardiovascular disease and other ailments caused by poor diet.  It is sad to think that the very thing that he has built his life around will probably be the thing that ultimately kills him.  The good news is, it is never to late to make positive change in your diet.  In cases where the damage one has done to their body is advanced, a more radical diet change would of course be necessary to see significant improvement, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if a high profile chef like Emirl Lagasse made dramatic change to the way he cooked and ate and then shared it with the world…  before it is too late.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bam
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 19:52:12

    I don’t currently have access to tv or internet to watch his show, but when I did, I enjoyed where he would take someone from a grocery store and show them how to shop and cook. My husband is a great cook and of course it shows on me. Just today after eating lunch and yawning for the past hour, did I think to myself, I need to stop this. Go back to eating salads and walking for 30 minutes is what I did for most of last year, until the holidays. As far as a last meal …. pasta is a must – chicken fettuccine Alfredo with mushrooms and broccoli florets and several pieces of crusty garlic bread.

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    • Livin Like Livvey
      Feb 08, 2012 @ 05:45:30

      I like good food as much as the next person, but I hate they way food that is bad for me makes me feel. Tired, foggy headed, sluggish. I feel so much healthier when I am eating right and that means not only staying away from foods that are fattening etc, but food that I am allergic to as well. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. Happy cooking and healthy eating.

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