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Kicked Up Sandwiches w/ Chef Emeril Lagasse + Giveaway

Emeril Lagasse

Two weeks ago, I had the privilege to attend Macy’s Culinary Council event featuring Chef Emeril Lagasse. I immediately said yes when I was invited to attend. Emeril was the first celebrity chef I started watching on tv some 15+ years ago. At the time his recipes scared the hell out of me, but his charisma and confidence in the kitchen is what sold me. Now, I look back to those then recipes that scared me and I laugh. Then again, I have so much more culinary experience now.

katie at emeril lagassePhoto taken by Julius of Droolius.com via iPhone

I came well equipped to the cooking demo and book launch with not one, but two cameras, and of course my iPhone to do live social media coverage. I also brought my tripod since the last time I tried filming at a cooking demo I thought my arm was going to fall off.

emeril lagasse

The first sandwich Emeril cooked up for us was his Monte Cristo sandwich. You can watch his entire demo on how to make the Monte Cristo Sandwich below!

I found that he was just as amazing live as he is on tv. Very animated–making the funnies often and giving great tips on making a perfect sandwich!

Grilled Truffle Cheese Sandwiches

After Emeril showed us how to make his tasty Monte Cristo it was time to move on to Cream of Tomato Soup with Grilled Truffle Cheese Sandwiches with Proscuitto and Mushrooms. As you can tell from the photos above we even got to sample these! I love tomato soup, but I’m not going to lie I’m not a huge fan of mushrooms. I always try something once before deciding whether or not I like it… I’m so glad I did. I LOVED this sandwich! Mushrooms and all. This sandwich got an A+ in my book. This is the first sandwich I plan to make from Kicked Up Sandwiches. I know my husband is going to fall in love with this sandwich!

Chef Emeril Lagasse

After Emeril’s cooking demo he did a book signing for all those who purchased $75+ worth of Emerilware by All-Clad. Plus those who made a purchased got his book for free (with autograph and mini meet and greet)!

Chef Emeril Lagasse Kicked Up Sandwiches

I’m excited to announce that I have one copy to giveaway to one lucky reader! Please wait for the rafflecopter widget to load. If you don’t see your comment appear please know that I will need to approve it and it could take up to 24 hours for me to do so.

Kicked Up Sandwiches Cookbook

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Disclaimer: I was compensated for my time and received a copy of Kicked Up Sandwiches for myself and to giveaway to one lucky reader. All opinions are always my own.


22 Responses to “Kicked Up Sandwiches w/ Chef Emeril Lagasse + Giveaway”

  1. Maureen posted on November 6, 2012 at 9:52 am (#)

    I love a grilled cheese with Mozarella cheese and Canadian bacon and a slice of tomato.

  2. Jenne posted on November 6, 2012 at 10:10 am (#)

    My favorite sandwich is a Washington Apple panini.

  3. Susan C posted on November 6, 2012 at 11:23 am (#)

    Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese – sooooo good!

  4. Alicia Clinton posted on November 6, 2012 at 11:50 am (#)

    Always trying to find a way to kick up our recipes, love to add a little Emeril’s Essence to things.

  5. Jennie posted on November 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm (#)

    I love reubens!

  6. MaryB posted on November 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm (#)

    Home grown tomato, avocado, a tiny bit of mayo and a slice of sweet onion. Yum.

  7. Amanda Thompson posted on November 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm (#)

    I love love love BLT’s!!

  8. Kari@Loaves and Dishes posted on November 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm (#)

    Emeril was the chef that inspired me too go to culinary school; love him!
    That grilled cheese is totally my thing, looks delish.

  9. Watch Me Eat posted on November 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm (#)


  10. D. McKinney posted on November 6, 2012 at 7:19 pm (#)

    I love the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese!

  11. Kim B. posted on November 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm (#)

    My favorite sandwich is a BBQ pulled pork….YUM!!

  12. Corisa posted on November 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm (#)

    grilled cheese!

  13. Nicole-Lynn posted on November 7, 2012 at 12:46 am (#)

    A cheddar grilled cheese w/ bacon on sourdough bread!


  14. Melinda T posted on November 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm (#)

    Its a tie between grilled cheese and turkey breast!

  15. addie | culicurious posted on November 9, 2012 at 8:24 am (#)

    I can attest to how awesome this cookbook is. I did the cookalong with the publisher for the release. This book should be called the “sandwich bible.” It’s comprehensive and also includes recipes for sauces and breads too! Amazing :)

    • Katie replied on November 10th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Addie–how awesome! I can’t wait to dive into this book and getting cooking!

  16. Emily posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm (#)

    Meatball sub!

  17. Carolsue posted on November 10, 2012 at 5:06 am (#)

    I like Tuna Salad sandwiches

  18. valerie posted on November 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm (#)

    veggies and cream cheese

  19. Wanda McHenry posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:44 am (#)

    My favorite sandwich is a Reuben!

  20. Nancy posted on November 18, 2012 at 6:47 am (#)

    I love a Reuben sandwich!

  21. Cheryl W. posted on November 26, 2012 at 1:16 am (#)

    Classic Italian sandwich with lots of different cured meats and tons of cheese.

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