A bit of 'BAM!': ‘Emeril’s Florida’ to showcase South Walton Sunday


Food Network chef Emeril Lagasse cooked with the Florida Gov. Rick Scott at Baytowne and visited Stinky’s as part of his culinary tour of South Walton. This Sunday’s episode will focus on South Walton specifically, but his visit with Stinky’s and the governor will air in subsequent episodes.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 03:55 PM.

"Emeril's Florida" will put South Walton in the spotlight this Sunday on the Cooking Channel.

The program will feature several restaurants in South Walton and the area in general, including Bud & Alley's, Fish Out of Water, and Stinky's. The famous chef even made two filmed visits to Seaside Neighborhood School.

The program will feature the superstar chef cooking local fare at the restaurants.

Dave Rauschkolb, owner of Bud & Alley's, said Lagasse assisted Bud & Alley's Chef David Bishop in preparing their signature crab cakes, barbecue shrimp, and an oyster dish.

"A big crowd came to watch and it was a lot of fun," said Rauschkolb. "I have always been a great admirer of his, and we were extremely pleased to be included."

Rauschkolb said having two chefs in his kitchen at once was not a problem.

"Emeril and David had a good rapport. Emeril has eaten at Bud & Alley's for years. In real life, Emeril is very gracious and funny and a great guy to be around," said Rauschkolb, who was also filmed and interviewed about the history of Bud & Alley's.

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