I just taped a segment for Emeril LaGasse's show, Emeril Green.
I had no idea what to expect. His staff had thought of everything in preparation and everything went off without a hitch.
I'm not a TV veteran so it was all pretty new to me. Emeril is intense and casual at the same time but he made sure I was comfortable and was a generous host.
At one point the crew was involved with some technical things and Emeril turned around and gave me a wink, as if to let me know he knew I was still there. It's hard not to get sucked in by his enthusiasm. He still loves to cook and it's clear.
My son Robbie spent most of the morning grinning and laughing at his father. He thinks I'm a real celebrity and I think I'll leave it at that for the time being.