Emeril Lagasse is the chef-proprietor of 11 restaurants including three in New Orleans; he gained fame in the culinary world when, in 1982, he replaced Paul Prudhomme as executive chef of Commander?s Palace in New Orleans. The chef, restaurateur, author and television personality has appeared on countless television shows; he joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008 to expand his merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks and licensed kitchen and food products. The food products include Emeril?s? specialty blend gourmet coffee for Keurig?; the K-Cup? style coffee comes in signature blends such as Big Easy Bold?. The Cookware and bakeware product line consists of commercial, heavy-gauge steel designs with nonstick interior and exterior coatings for hassle-free food release and clean up; selections include spring form pans, muffin pans, round, square and rectangular cake pans, cookie sheets, loaf pans and more.