Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fan questions, June 2011

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

Bernie from Illinois wrote, "I want to be able to type in the name of a city and see if Guy has been there and where he reviewed. Currently I am in Atlantic City, but would like a search option on the website to do this for anywhere."

Our answer: We have three suggestions for you. One is and another is Food Network Local. Or you can check out our Triple D map! We think they're all excellent resources and easy to use. Let us know what you think! And best of luck in your restaurant searching!


Donna asked, "How many episodes has he shot in the total shows?"

Our answer: Hmm, let's see! I don't have exact numbers, but I do have some rather good, round estimates:
Guy's Big Bite - 150. Diners, Drive-ins and Dives - 150. Minute to Win It - 45. Tailgate Warriors - 5. Ultimate Recipe Showdown - 18. Other TV specials and guest spots - 30, give or take.


Virginia of Whidbey Island wrote, "I recently purchased your latest cookbook and in it you mention that you will miss Morgan. I'm wondering......where did she go? We so love your family and we were concerned. Thank you."

Our answer: The sad news is that Morgan passed away in February of this year. She and Guy were very close, and it was a heart-breaking time for the entire family. Guy now has a memorial tattoo on his forearm, the "Birth of Venus" image that you see on the dedication page of his cookbook.


Leon from Corona asked, "how can i go to a taping of guys big bite?"

Our answer: Unfortunately Guy's Big Bite is a closed set. They're taping new episodes in Guy's backyard at his home in Santa Rosa, CA. We'll be updating this page, Upcoming Events soon, with all of Guy's public events. Hope you can catch him at one!


Chuck from Frisco wrote, "Curious to know what cooktop is used on the show? Thanks fot the info, GREAT show!!"

Our answer: Guy uses a Viking Range at home and on Guy's Big Bite.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Guido's Great Gumbo (GI1011H)

Guy's Big Bite - Guido's Great Gumbo - Aired 6/26/11

Guy Fieri has a meal inspired by the south, starting with his Tempura Fried Okra, coated in a light and airy batter, dusted with a spicy salt seasoning and served with homemade Spicy Ranch Dressing for your dunking enjoyment. Guy's Smoky Chicken Gumbo is loaded with peppers, onions, celery, two types of smoked sausage and shredded, smoke-brined chicken, best served ladled over a scoop of fluffy rice.

Tempura Fried Okra - recipe

Spicy Ranch Dressing - recipe

Gumbo - recipe

okra, Spicy Ranch Dressing, buttermilk, chicken, smoked sausage, andouille sausage

Airs on the Food Network
Jun 26, 2011 - 10:30 AM ET/PT
Jun 27, 2011 - 11:30 AM ET/PT
Jul 16, 2011 - 8:30 AM ET/PT

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Side dishes with vegetables
Main dishes with chicken

Monday, June 20, 2011

Guy Fieri massive 13-piece cutlery set giveaway

From Ergo Chef's blog, ChopTalk:

Guy Fieri Battle Station Giveaway!
This is it… the BIG ONE!

Ergo Chef is giving away a 13 Piece Guy Fieri “Battle Station” 13 piece block set.

One lucky winner will get to have this beauty on their countertop in their very own kitchen – for FREE! Even the shipping is free.

How do you win? It’s super easy – all you have to do is “follow us…” make sure you are a fan on Facebook, a follower on our Twitter account, or a subscriber to this blog – or all three. Then tell all your friends. This contest runs through the fourth of July – what a great way to celebrate! Fireworks and a new knife set – does it get any better?!?

A winner will be randomly selected from all of Ergo Chef’s fans and followers on Tuesday, July 5th.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Guido's Crazy for Carbonara (GI1010H)

Guy's Big Bite - Guido's Crazy for Carbonara - Aired 6/19/11

Guy Fieri whips up Heirloom Tomato Tacos, piled into crisp romaine leaves, and topped with crumbled gorgonzola, peppery microgreens, and homemade Crostini Croutons. For Guy's Carbonara Classica, he tosses bucatini pasta in a silky egg and parmesan sauce with peas, pancetta, and black pepper. And for dessert, Orange and Olive Oil Cake is tender and insanely moist with a zesty orange glaze soaking down through every bite.

Heirloom Tomato Tacos - recipe

Carbonara Classica - recipe

Rosemary Crostini Croutons - recipe

Orange and Olive Oil Cake - recipe

heirloom tomatoes, basil leaves, Gorgonzola cheese, pancetta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, bucatini, sourdough or dense French bread, oranges, Creme fraiche

Airs on the Food Network
Jun 19, 2011 - 10:30 AM ET/PT
Jun 20, 2011 - 3:00 PM ET/PT
Jul 09, 2011 - 8:30 AM ET/PT

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Main dishes with pasta
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Save 50% on Guy Fieri cutlery, limited time

Last chance for free shipping from Food Network Store. Use coupon code C96972. Save 50% on Guy Fieri cutlery.

"Guy Fieri Food," $25.00

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fan questions, Mid-June 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]

Connye from Campbell asked, "I would love to know exactly what model of sunglasses and (if in fact they are Gatorz) style, color, etc. that Guy Fieri is wearing on the cover of the Costco Connection June 2011 magazine, Vol. 26, Number 6. They appear to be copper colored, and look like Gatorz, however I searched high and low for them and could not find them online. Guy is wearing these sunglasses while standing at the grill cooking his Bloody Mary Flank Steak smiling and pointing during his photoshoot coverage of Celebrity chefs serving up their favorite summer recipes (page 28). Would love to know where to buy Guy's sunglasses-they are so cool! Thanks!"

Our answer: We know the ones - Guy Fieri featured in Costco Connection. Turns out, Gatorz custom designed those sunglasses for Guy Fieri, and they are not available for purchase. Check out these similar ones frames, or Guy Fieri's signature Gatorz shades.


Michele from Castle Rock wrote, "I bought the Costco tri tip.... I do not see the cooking instructions, help?"

Our answer: here are some suggestions for Tri-tip from Guy Fieri.
Santa Maria Tri-Tip - recipe
Spicy Tangerine Beef - recipe
Johnny Garlic's Grilled Peppered Steak with Cabernet Balsamic Sauce - recipe
Best of luck! And let us know how it goes


Karen, 35 year old Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor from Mesa wrote, "Guy: I attended your ROCKIN' Food tour in Mesa, AZ. It was awesome! I wanted to express to you the sadness I felt when you told us about the loss of your sister. I have recently been fighting my own battle against cancer, and your story touched me."

Our reply: Thank you for your kind words. Keep up the good fight!


Ginger from Chico asked, "What pasta recipe did Guy make when he was a contestant on Next Food Network Star? Bob Tushman said he liked it so much that he couldnt stop thinking about it. Would Guy share that recipe with me? I would like to try it!
Love your shows, Johnny Garlics (Roseville) and books Guy! You've got such an awesome personality, also love that you're a family guy."

Our answer: Guy Fieri's signature dish was Cajun Chicken Alfredo. Click here for the recipe! He made it on one of the first episodes of Guy's Big Bite in 2007, Kickin' Cajun Alfredo (GI0102), and it used to be (maybe still is?) on Johnny Garlic's menu. :)


Libbie from Charlotte asked, "How do the places featured on DDD get chosen? Surely there is a pre-production team that eats there first and plays canary? Just curious. It always looks like Guy just shows up and finds all this fabulous food. What's the real process?"

Our answer: Check out Guy's book, "More Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" on Just below the picture of the book, click on "Read Now"

Scroll through to Page 6, where the executive producer, David Page, writes about "What It Takes to Pull off Triple D" and "How We Find the Funky." I think you'll be surprised how much work it takes!

Her reply: Thanks for the quick response Dora! DDD is one of the most authentically entertaining and tummy-rumbling shows I've ever seen. Guy is livin' my dream, traveling, eating, cooking and laughing a lot. No, my dream would be to work with the team. No my dream would be to get past chemo (soon!) and not ever have cancer again. But the silver lining of being home and recovering is my new obsession with the Food Network and DDD. Really ironic that I'm so obsessed with the Food Network since I have no appetite, but I think Guy and his DDD show have given me hope that I will, once again, eat with abandon!

Please let him know he has made one woman in Charlotte NC living to be hungry again and if he comes back [to Charlotte], it will be my good luck and pleasure to tell him personally if there's any chance.


Mandy from Finley asked, "Do you ever plan on doing a show from North Dakota? I live your show and would love to see you do a show from mt home state."

Our answer: Right now, future tapings of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episodes is on hold, pending a lawsuit between the executive producer (Page Productions) and the Food Network. Until the issue is resolved, no research is being done for new states and locations.

We'll post more on Fans of Guy Fieri when we know more! Til then, hang tight.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Fieri Boys Go Fancy (GI1007H)

Guy's Big Bite - The Fieri Boys Go Fancy - Aired 6/12/11

Guy Fieri pulls out all the stops with his Pan Seared Veal Rib Eyes, blanketed in bubbly fontina cheese and crispy slices of prosciutto. You know Fieris are meat 'n' potatoes fans, and Guy's Roasted Reds with Peppers and Capers really satisfies with crisp red potato wedges tossed with shallot, sweet red bells, briny capers and crumbled gorgonzola cheese. To complete this Fieri feast, Long Beach Coleslaw brings bold flavor and texture with red cabbage, crisp iceburg lettuce and creamy blue cheese dressing. This is a meal for the ages, guaranteed to satisfy the meat lover in your family.

Roasted Reds with Peppers and Capers - recipe

Pan Seared Veal Rib Eyes with Prosciutto and Fontina - recipe
Guy's first veal recipe.

Long Beach Coleslaw - recipe

red potatoes, shallot rings, Gorgonzola or best quality blue cheese, veal rib eye steaks, fontina, prosciutto, red cabbage, iceberg lettuce, Blue Cheese Dressing, Hunter Fieri, Jules Fieri

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Minute to Win It" summer premiere tonight, 6/8/11

Last week, the May 29th episode (8:00 p.m. ET) of "Minute to Win It" received the distinction of Best TV Show of the Week, according to, featuring brothers Richard and Randall Norman, furniture-makers from Lenoir, North Carolina. "What was engaging about this episode was the exhibition of unconditional love these brothers have for each other, for their families, and for their country." Read more.

Last week, @GuyFieri tweeted, "You gotta get excited 4 this rockin’ summer premiere of #M2WI next wednesday June 8!"

Wednesday, June 8
8:00 PM / 7c - New! JACKASS IN THE CIRCLE - "Jackass" stars Steve-O and Dunn team up to play for their respective charities: National Down Syndrome Congress and The Teammates for Kids Foundation.

Minute to Win It returns with all-new episodes on July 6th 8/7c.

Click here to see more about the upcoming summer episodes, and visit for air dates and times.

This summer, NBC will air a mix of original and encore episodes of "Minute to Win It" through Wednesday, September 7 (8-9 p.m. ET). Read more.

Wendy's "Minute to Win It" Kids' Meals
Through June 26, 2011, one "Minute to Win It" challenge will be included in every Wendy's Kid's Meal(R) bag, nationwide. The five challenges include "Bucket Head," "Hang in There," "Nutstacker," "Spin Doctor" and "Stack Attack."

Each "Minute to Win It" challenge has a range of difficulty levels for kids and grown-ups so everyone in the family can play. Read more.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New York Wine & Food Festival tix on sale

*Update* Be sure to check eBay and Craigslist for last-minute ticket purchases and exchanges. Also, has 50% deals on select events.

Presale tickets for the New York City Wine & Food Festival, for American Express cardholders, are available now through Sunday, June 19th. Enjoy pre-sale access to all events and get 15% off Grand Tasting tickets and Speed Line Access when you use any American Express Card.

Regular ticket sales begine June 20, 2011. Visit for more.

At the time of this writing, Guy Fieri is scheduled for three appearances at the New York City Wine and Food Festival:

Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite with Culinary Demonstrations presented by KitchenAid - more info
Oct 01 | 11 : 00am | $195
The 2011 New York Grand Tasting will now include an all day ticket which offers access to culinary demonstrations from top celebrity chefs. For one all-inclusive ticket price, guests will enjoy the ultimate culinary showcase for any foodie including all-day tastings provided by NYC’s top restaurants and chefs, accompanied by fine wine and spirits from the Southern Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio along with 12 daily cooking demonstrations from beloved Food Network talent, all under one roof.

TimesTalks - more info
Oct 01 | 2 : 00pm | $30
The popular cookbook author, restaurateur and Food Network star (“Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” “Guy’s Big Bite” and “Tailgate Warriors”) is a little bit chef-sports-fan and a little bit chef-rock-and-roll. But he’s not all burgers and barbecue. Interviewed by New York Times food writer Julia Moskin.

The Festival Closing Party: Guy's 80's Garage - more info
Oct 02 | 9 : 00pm | $125
Food Network Superstar Guy Fieri is going retro to celebrate the end of the Festival. Guy’s 80’s Garage; The Festival Closing Party is one part 16 Candles and one part Porky’s mixed with beer trucks, chili dogs, pizza bites, grilled cheese sandwiches and other finger foods that help us remember the Fast Times at Ridgemont High decade. An 80’s cover band will deliver the tunes as clips from some of your favorite 80’s movies play in the backdrop of Highline Stages, the newest venue in the Festival’s official home of the Meatpacking District. As with any Guy party, the energy will be intensely electric --making you wish the Festival did not have to come to a close. So whether you were an athlete, a basket case, a princess or a geek in the 80’s all are welcome to attend this late-night Breakfast Club.

Interact with the New York City Wine & Food Festival and keep up with social media:
Twitter: @Lee_Schrager

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Guy Fieri's got tattoos, AOL video

Guy Fieri appeared on AOL video's "You've Got ..." webisode series. He talks about his love of tattoos and the tattoo artwork in his recently-released cookbook, "Guy Fieri Food."

You’re watching You’ve Got Guy Fieri, an AOL Originals video.

Guy also shows his most recent tattoo, a memorial piece for his sister, Morgan, loosely based on Botticelli's Birth of Venus. Guy's tattoo artist, Joe Leonard, recreated it for the dedication page of Guy's new cookbook, "Guy Fieri Food."

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Guido's Great Grillin' Grub (GI1005H)

Guy's Big Bite - Guido's Great Grillin' Grub - Aired 6/5/11

Guy Fieri fires up the grill for his Santa Maria Tri-Tip, a hefty piece of prime beef, generously seasoned and seared on the hot grates ‘til perfectly tender and juicy. Next is Guy's Smokin’ Potato Salad, with grilled Yukon golds dusted in smoked paprika and tossed with celery, red onion and capers in a creamy mustard dressing. Last but not least, Infineon Raceway Baked Beans are an epic recipe with 3 types of beans and applewood smoked bacon simmered in a sweet-spicy barbeque sauce. This is grilling Big Bite style!

Infineon Raceway Baked Beans - recipe

Santa Maria Tri-Tip - recipe

Smokin' Potato Salad - recipe

skirt steak, smoked bacon, beans, Crusty bread, Achiote Oil, prime tri-tip roast, Yukon gold potatoes, capers

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Guy Fieri talks about his cars ran a story last week about Guy Fieri's car collection. Which cars do you currently own?

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible, 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV, 2009 Smith's Custom Golf Cart, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette, 2006 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak Pick-up, 1976 Jeep CJ5, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454, 1967 Chevrolet C10 Full Custom "in process," 1965 Carroll Shelby continuation 427 Cobra.

And Guy lamented, "The Lamborghini is in sports car heaven."

And AutoTrader asked, What kind of car do you drive on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?

It's a '67 Camaro. It was originally a 327 car, now a 350 4-speed Chevy Camaro Convertible. Black on red. [the '67 is up for auction; bidding ends Nov. 5, 2011. Click here for more. ~D]

Click here to read more!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

RITZ recipe contest winner announced

Back in January, Kraft Foods, RITZ Crackers and Guy Fieri issued a recipe challenge, and the country answered. Over 1300 "Guy-inspired, Over-the-Top" recipes were submitted, from which the Top 10 semi-finalists were chosen. Fans voted for the Top 3 finalists, and now the Grand Prize Winner has been selected by Guy Fieri and a team of Kraft-appointed judges.

Grand prize winner Tina S. from Rocklin, CA has won $20,000, dinner with Guy Fieri and an autographed Guy Fieri chef's jacket for her Ritzy Key Lime Bites.

First prize winners Linda and Richard have won $5000 and autographed Guy Fieri chef's jackets for their RITZ Crackers recipes. The remaining 7 semi-finalists have won $1000 each.

Our congratulations to Tina and all who participated in the RITZ Cracker Recipe Challenge. Let's do it again next year!

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