Chef Emeril Lagasse Features Florida Agriculture as Part of ‘Emeril’s Florida’

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The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to present this week’s episode of Emeril’s Florida. On Thursday’s show, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse highlights Florida’s agricultural industries by traveling across the state.

“Florida’s agricultural resources provide distinctive fresh flavors that can only be found in the Sunshine State,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “Through Chef Emeril’s experiences, we hope viewers are inspired to visit our state and discover delicious Florida cuisine for themselves.”

On this week’s episode, Emeril starts off in Miami to learn about Florida’s agricultural industries, including a stop at the Robert is Here fruit stand. Then he tours Mac Farms in Santa Rosa Beach growing hydroponic food for restaurateurs. Afterward, he travels to Fort Pierce to attend a cattle auction at the Adams Ranch. Finally, he and Chef Justin Timineri from the Florida Department of Agriculture prepare steaks and fresh vegetables together. The show airs Thursday, August 8th, at 9:30 a.m. EST on the Food Network. Please check local listings.

Emeril’s Florida is a 13 episode series highlighting the Sunshine State through the eyes of Emeril and on-location with a focus on food, cooking, events and activities around the state. Throughout the series, Emeril will be visiting Florida’s top restaurants and resorts. He will also prepare some of his favorite recipes which often will feature some of the best seafood Florida has to offer.  The program is sponsored by the FRLA and VISIT FLORIDA. For additional information on the series, including links to previous episodes, please go to the Food Network website. For a preview of Thursday’s episode, please click here.

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