Food network chef Emeril Lagasse joined Jon and Kate Gosselin for the 100th episode of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" on TLC. Jon and Kate were featured together in the episode with their twin 8-year-old girls and 5-year-old sextuplets. Jon and Kate did not appear together for their interviews.
Emeril showed the family how to make chili mac, green bean casserole and granola. Although Jon and Kate were interviewed separately, they shared friendly banter during the clips of the show. Jon was helping with food prep and Kate joked about needing to show him where the oven was located. Jon said he was an expert re-heater.
"This is the most I've seen him in the kitchen in my life," Kate said about Jon.
Jon enjoyed seeing Emeril in Kate's territory. "He took control and he was kind of funny. He like pushed her out of the way and did his thing," Jon said. When Kate tried to correct Jon, Emeril said, "Leave him alone." Emeril received a slap from Kate's rubber spatula for that comment.
Two new episodes aired last week. Kate celebrated her birthday without Jon who was skiing in Utah. Jon said he wanted to go to Utah to ski with his friends. "It just happened to fall on Kate's birthday," he said.
"Jon is away which is kind of sad," Kate said. She and the kids traveled to Baltimore's Charm City Cakes. Duff, the star of the baking reality show "Ace of Cakes" on Food Network, helped each kid make a special cake for mom.
In the second episode, Kate traveled to San Diego with 8-year-old Mady. Jon stayed home with the other seven children.
"Sometimes you'll see Kate and I interview separately. Sometimes you'll see us together on the chair." Jon said.
Two weeks ago, season five of the show debuted amid rumors that the Gosselin marriage was in trouble. Tabloids had reported that both Kate and Jon had affairs. Both denied the rumors. In previous seasons, the couple appeared together for interviews. In that one-hour show, they mostly appeared separately. Individually Kate and Jon each talked about how they were struggling with the recent attention from the tabloids and paparazzi. Kate said she was feeling a lot of anger and that she fears that she and Jon don't want the same things anymore.