Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fan questions, Mid-May, 2011

Recently I added a new page to this blog, Have a Question? At the end of each month (and sometimes part-way thru!), I'll share what fans are asking and what answers I could find for them. [Some answers are edited for brevity. ~D]

Tracie from Jacksonville asked, "do you ever go to places to eat that you do not enjoy and do not want to rerepresent on the show?" And Marissa of Houston asked, "Has Guy ever been taping and tasted something that he really didn't like and ate it anyway?"

Our answer: Yes, it's happened. And those segments just never make it on to the show. But the researchers do a great job, and those places have been extremely rare, four or five, tops. Over the course of the show, there have been times when the food wasn't quite good, and the visits were scrapped. DDD won't ridicule someone on air, because exposure affects business.


Marilynn of Seattle asked, "What is Guy's tattoo of on his forearm? I'm an inked chef too and was curious. Is it new?"

Our answer: Yes, it's new; inked in February, 2011. It is a memorial piece to his sister, Morgan, loosely based on Botticelli's Birth of Venus. Guys tattoo artist, Joe Leonard, recreated it for the dedication page of Guy's new cookbook, "Guy Fieri Food."


Kristy from Hinsdale asked, "Monday- May 2- Guy made a cocktail containing cilantro, pineapple juice and tequila. He poured the mixture into a glass containing a chile pepper. I am looking for that it available? Thank you!!"

Our answer: That was from the Guy's Lean Green Chili Machine episode of Guy's Big Bite. The recipe was called the Poblano Pineapple Picante, and here's the recipe:

1 Poblano chile
2 sprigs fresh cilantro
2 ounces tequila blanco
2 ounces pineapple juice
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce agave nectar
Cut about an inch off the top and bottom of the Poblano and remove the seeds, leaving body intact. Place the chiles in the freezer for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
In a mixing glass, muddle the cilantro, add the rest of the ingredients, add ice and shake 12 to 14 times. Place the frozen poblano in a pint glass and pour the drink over it. (Alternatively, this cocktail can be served in a martini glass.)


"This past summer you were in Cape May havn't seen it on your show. Something to do with Hot Dogs...My brother did the art work on the truck and I wanted to see it. He saw it on TV...not sure which show...he is currently battling cancer and I would really like to see your show with his art work on that hot dog vendor truck. brother is jealous of your car...LOL"

Our answer: That may have been from Maui's Dog House in Wildwood? Check out this video, and let us know if that was the one!


Beth from Mansfield asked, "What was the name and place of the restaurant with whole fried chicken and wings with hot sauce?"

Our answer: I believe that was Uncle Lou's Fried Chicken in Memphis Tennessee, featured on Where the Locals Eat episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Watch this video on Youtube and let us know if that was the episode you saw!


Emily from Dallas wrote, "Thanks to Guy and his promotion of National Cook with Kids Day, my daughter (4 years old) and I have planned out a meal we will be preparing today. We have been talking about it for weeks! We started with a trip to Whole Foods Market where we planned out a balanced meal (complete with apple pie!) .... We even have ... a photographer who has agreed to document our time together.

"I am a working mom and blogger, and plan to post photos on my blog in promotion of Cook with Kids Day. My hope is to inspire other families to take advantage of this wonderful idea. ...Sincere thanks to Guy Fieri!"

Our reply: What a great story! Do please keep in touch about your blog post so we can share it too?


Eileen from San Francisco wrote, "We are looking to buy an outdoor grill in the $1500 price range. What grill would Guy recommend buying? There is just so much out there to choose from and after watching his shows religiously, I thought, 'Guy's gotta know!'"

Our answer: Guy loves grills so much, he collects them. :) His top recommendation is the Vidalia Grill, and the Vidalia Grill Model 440 is just about in your price range. Best of luck!

1 comment:

adensmom said...

SERIOUSLY!! i made the dish i saw you make on the nate show last was a hit tonight everyone loves it...i love watching you cook!!