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The series is set in Whole Foods Market, where Chef Lagasse and the store’s team help average people shop for the freshest ingredients while explaining the benefits of organic, locally grown and seasonal produce. After shopping for ingredients, Chef Lagasse prepares a meal with each individual that demonstrates the ease of using organic and locally grown foods in everyday meals. In a few episodes, Emeril consults health experts to tackle the challenge of using fresh ingredients in recipes that are designed to address specific dietary needs such as diabetes and weight management.
Emeril Green is produced for Planet Green by Karen Katz, longtime executive producer of Emeril Live with her production company, After Five Productions. Emeril Green is produced in association with Discovery Studios. Christine Weber is executive producer for Discovery Studios. Howard Lee is vice president of production and Lisa Caruso is executive producer for Planet Green.
- Emeril Lagasse Planning Green Reality Series for Planet Green Broadcasting & Cable, 2/28/2008
- BAM! Emeril Lagasse Unearths Fresh Ingredients on Planet Green Treehugger, 2/28/2008