Emeril Lagasse Addresses Gulf Coast Oil Spill
|Photo by Jacquelynn D. Powers|
|Emeril Lagasse addresses the Gulf Coast oil spill.|
Not only does Emeril Lagasse own three restaurants in New Orleans (as well as one closer to home in Miami Beach), but he is the unofficial spokesperson for his adopted city. The telegenic toque is quite concerned about the situation. "Our thoughts are particularly with Louisiana's hard-working fishermen, shrimpers and seafood purveyors, who are the heart and soul of our community," Lagasse says. "We hope the situation is resolved soon and that the impact can be minimized as much as possible. While there are still many unknowns about the outcome of this spill, we are confident in the extensive safety precautions taking place and the high quality of the seafood products we are still able to get from our local fisheries."
As the spill spreads, affected seafood will include shrimp, oysters and crabs. At the very least, expect rising prices for these briny products until the situation is resolved. Hopefully, the oil pollution will not make its way to Miami or the Keys.