Cooking with fresh herbs. Included: herbed pan roast of salmon with warm greens and herb vinaigrette; savory foccacia with olives; tarragon chicken salad; cilantro-avocado potato salad; and mint-julep sorbet.
Traditional Thanksgiving dishes are prepared. Included: roasted-pumpkin soup; roast goose with a brandy-cranberry reduction and apple-cider-glazed pearl onions; a corn-and-bean medley; and stewed fruit with buttered crumbs.
Polynesian dishes are made with Hawaiian chef Sam Choy. Included: spicy-tuna-poke sandwich; tempura-fried fish tacos; barbecue ribs; spicy-pork stir-fry; red-curry braised shrimp with fresh rice noodles.
Emeril returns to his hometown of Fall River, Mass., and prepares some of his mom's favorite Portuguese dishes. Included: roasted pork with cilantro-mint rub; bacalhau à Gomes de Sá (codfish-and-potato casserole).
A Brazilian feast features moqueca (seafood stew); grilled chicken thighs with salsa; passion-fruit batida; feijão tropeiro (a bean side dish); and pudim de laranja (orange flan in caramel sauce). Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto is a guest.
A Central American meal is made. Included: Honduran seviche; Salvadoran pulled-pork pupusas with pickled cabbage; Panamanian tamales; grilled tuna on sugarcane skewers; hearts-of-palm salad with lobster.