Emeril is ’08 Rose Parade grand marshal

first_imgEmeril Lagasse will spice up next year’s Rose Parade. The celebrity chef will serve as grand marshal of the traditional New Year’s Day parade and toss the coin before the Rose Bowl football game. “Emeril Lagasse is the very best ambassador for our theme, `Passport to the World’s Celebrations,”‘ said C.L. Keedy, president of the Tournament of Roses. “Food is an integral part of celebrations and traditions around the world, and Emeril is a master at bringing us all a taste of the fun and excitement through his culinary skill and creativity.” “In my hometown of New Orleans, we are all about celebrating traditions with family and friends,” Lagasse said in a statement. “I look forward to beginning 2008 with the Rose Parade, and paying tribute to the festivities and traditions from around the globe.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! – Associated Presslast_img

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