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Wolfgang Puck on Growing Up, Getting Smurfy

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Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse

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.

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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.

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