Emeril, Eat My Dust. BAM!

I love TV cooking shows. For my money, Julia Child is on a par with the Pope. (Can't you just see the two of them making pierogi together?) Martha Stewart scares me, but every once in a while I join her 2 million other weekday viewers, just to gauge my inadequacies. I'm also hoping to win the lottery someday. I refer, of course, to the lottery for tickets to Emeril Live!, the hottest offering on the Food Network. For every week of tapings, the network says, it receives 150,000 requests for just 1,500 seats.

I used to imagine my own...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!