Monday, March 15, 2010

Things I learned about Guy Fieri from the Press Democrat

Recently Guy's home-town paper, the Press Democrat, wrote a thorough article on his past and current career. Oddly enough, many of the statements contained in the article answer questions I have recieved from fans, passed on to Guy's publicists and were not answered.

New things I learned from the Press Democrat:

His longtime Santa Rosa home is a modest place that became bigger with the addition of a killer kitchen and a pool for his two boys.

During the interview, Fieri was wearing a Sammy Hagar Chicken Foot T-shirt and sweatshirt with a paint splatter from a home project, drank Pellegrino water, and Johnny Garlic's in Santa Rosa has a big-screen TV devoted to Guy always going.

Pictured at right, a television installed in the bathroom at Tex Wasabi's in Sacramento. Whether or not it's devoted to Guy-programming, I do not know.

Guy thinks about food constantly. “Three times since we've been talking I've thought about what I'm going to be eating today and what I'm making for dinner tonight.”

Guy Fieri bought a new truck, a yellow Chevy 4500 monster semi truck he got with a bank loan.

Marcy Smothers doesn't know the difference between "literally" and "figuratively." When describing Guy's career, she said, "It's literally stratospheric.” Haha.

The name of Guy and NBC's new game show changed from Perfect 10 to Minute to Win It during the audition process. "... during a spontaneous live audition, telling a contestant, 'You've Got a Minute to Win It.' Network brass loved the line and renamed the show."

Friends Raising Funds $80,000 for Lisa Millerick-Thompson.

On Friday, March 12, 2010, Guy Fieri "took his rock-star-style cooking road show to The White House, where he and a team that included his 13-year-old son, Hunter, prepared lunch for the West Wing staff." He used Sonoma County's Liberty Duck for the DLT. Also, although I knew he had cooked for troops in the Middle East, I learned that he'd also cooked for troops in Guantanamo Bay. I don't know when that was.

Both Guy and his sister, Morgan, have assumed the original Italian iteration of the family name, instead of their parent's last name, Ferry.

The Johnny Garlic's location in Santa Rosa used to be a Big John's Chicken.

While vice-president of a restaurant association, Guy Fieri "once got into a shouting match with another board member."

Guy Fieri is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds.

Guy is about ready to launch The Guy Fieri Foundation for Inspiration and Imagination for Kids. “The idea is to use my celebrity situation and money raised to do events and put on programs that inspire the imagination and encourage kids to achieve their goals,” he said.

Lastly, I learned that if I want questions answered, I'll need to forward them to other media who can go straight to the horse's mouth, as it were.

New! And not from the Press Democrat. Haha.
Guy Fieri and Ergo Chef have released two new knives in the Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich line of chef knives.

The "Lil' Guy" - a 4" Paring Knife - $34.99 - click here
This Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich paring knife has a 4" cutting blade with hollow grounds which reduce friction for smoother cuts. The ergonomics of the handle design is created to be an extension of your hand for natural comfort. The balde is precision heat treated to 56RC to keep a great edge. Made from high carbon German steel (X50CrMoV15). Perfect for peeling veggies, fruits & all small cutting tasks.

The "Chopper" - a 5.5" Santoku - $54.99 - click here
This Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich Santoku "Chopper" has a 5.5" cutting blade with Hollow Grounds which reduce friction for smoother cuts. It's ergonomic design is created to be an extension of your hand for natural comfort while chopping & rocking through food product. A crisscross knurl crusher on end of hanlde is added to pulverize garlic & nuts etc. The full tang and abbreviated bolster adds strength & balance for precision cutting and easy edge sharpening. This knife is perfect for chopping veggies, & cutting up fruits when a larger blade is not necessary.

For more on the full line of Knuckle Sandwich knives by Ergo Chef, visit And to contact the makers of these knives directly, visit their blog at ChopTalk.

Related Posts:
Questions from fans of Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri to host Perfect 10 game show on NBC
Guy Fieri hosts March 6 fundraising event in Santa Rosa
Mr. Fieri goes to Washington

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