A lot of people don't like Emeril, most famously Anthony Bourdain, who insulted him (along with vegetarians, vegans and a lot of other people) in his breakout book "Kitchen Confidential."
Well, I know that Bourdain has apologized for calling Emeril a "fuzzy-headed Ewok" because I heard him do it at a cooking demo. He said Emeril had met him at a party and was far nicer to him than he needed to be, and that every employee of Emeril's he had met said Emeril was a really great boss.
Taking shots at Emeril seems almost too easy. I mean, really really if you have seen one of his shows, you have seen 'em all.
If you are in the mood for a long, impassioned and very funny anti-Emeril rant, check out this new blog by Sean-Michael Lewis.