Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mr. Fieri goes to Washington

Jimmy Stewart went to Washington in a 1939 movie with a political motive and an iconic filibuster. The National Ledger recently reported that Guy Fieri is going to Washington D.C. too, but with plans to cook for the Obamas and the White House staff, next month.
The dynamic Fieri assures us the event will not be recorded for the cameras, that "This is something that has nothing to do with television." He adds, "My 13-year-old son, Hunter, is going to cook with me. He's done so before, on some of my 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' Food Network show. [Er, that would be Guy's Big Bite and Guy Off the Hook. ~D] I have strong feelings about educating children through the empowerment of cooking. My son Ryder wants to cook with me, too, but he's only 4 so we'll wait a bit."
For the White House menu, Guy Fieri said he'd make "a little Italian and something creative -- a BLT sandwich made with duck." Would that be a DBLT? I'd trade that for a filibuster any day.
Slamma Jamma Parmigiana - Food NetworkTV

A January 2010 article in the Press Democrat mentioned Guy Fieri's desire to visit the White House, "he's preparing to visit the White House and the Obamas to promote cooking with kids," so this is something that has been in the works for quite some time.

Guy Fieri has long supported young people learning how to cook and to consider culinary arts has a hobby at least, or as a profession. He has been actively involved in the National ProStart program, with a recent television special, Top of the Class, and by hiring high school culinary students to help cook, prep and serve during the Guy Fieri Road Show.

In May 2009, Guy Fieri teamed up again with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver passing a resolution that the second Saturday in May be proclaimed "Cook With Your Kids Day" in California. Guy has said he wants to take it national.

That sounds like a nice conversation to have over a DBLT, eh?

In other news, Guy Fieri is scheduled to appear on the new / old Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 10, 2010. Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame is also scheduled to be on the show.

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Anonymous said...

Guy on St. Simons today. First stop was at Southern Soul BBQ. Now he is at Blackwater Rest. His car is parked out front!

Dora said...

Ah, Blackwater! That was the second location. Thank you!