Monday, May 9, 2011

Cooking with Kids and a Day at the Races

Guy Fieri was in New York recently and sat down with The FN Dish to talk about the Guy Fieri Cooking With Kids Foundation. FN Dish: You started your Cooking With Kids Foundation about a year and a half ago. Tell me more about it.

GF: So we’ve done a couple different things. First, we had about 20 kids come into one of my restaurants and had them cook. However, back in January, we brought 100 junior-high students together, mentored them, and while they were cooking we shot it for Food Network webisodes. In my career, I love Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, I love Guy’s Big Bite — I love all the shows that I’ve shot, but this has been the high point of my career. It brought tears to my eyes.

We approached the California State Legislature with a bill that would declare every second Saturday in May “Cook With Kids Day.” It passed and I was just elated. It meant that everyone — chefs, restaurateurs, schools, businesses — would have to focus on kids for one day. We took it one step further with our legislative friends and now Cooking With Kids Day takes place every week on Sundays.

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Guy Fieri spent the weekend in Louisville, KY, hosting a brunch, attending the Barnstable Brown gala and the 137th Kentucky Derby, 2011.

*Uploaded by triciajoy1 on May 6, 2011*
This was taken on May 6 at the Marriott Oaks Bourbon Brunch which supports Kosair Children's Hospital, Kentucky and Southern Indiana's only full-service, free-standing children's hospital. More than 120,000 children are treated at Kosair Children's each year regardless of a family's ability to pay. He also has a special message at the end for my sister, Deana Blevins, who couldn't make it to the brunch because she was in Nashville getting a chemo treatment.

The BourbonBlog caught up with Guy Fieri on the red carpet on the night before the Derby.

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And TheFunShop posted a video rave review of Guy Fieri's new cookbook, Guy Fieri Food. Click here to view.

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