Re: Emeril Lagasse
This is from the CNN website:
Lagasse also developed an interest in music. He could play several different instruments, and he joined a local band as a drummer, performing several nights a week during the school year and nearly full time in the summer.
By the time he reached high school, Lagasse's life was consumed by cooking and music. As graduation neared, the New England Conservatory of Music offered him a full scholarship. Lagasse turned it down, opting instead to pay his way through cooking school.