Wolfgang Puck wasn't born a culinary megastar. This week on Cooking with Emeril, he told the story of his leaving home at 14 to work in a hotel 50 miles from his Austrian hometown, much to the dismay of his coal miner father.
Who knew "Go back to your mother and she can breastfeed you for another year so you grow a little!" was such a potent insult? Or that anyone would dream of moving to Indianapolis? Or that it's possible to take a Greyhound bus from New York to Indianapolis?
Chef Wolfgang also dished about his latest movie role, as a little blue man who lives in a mushroom. Yep, he's going to be a Smurf.