20 Things Foodies Don't Know About Guy Fieri

Food is something everyone enjoys. Not only does it taste good and keep all of us alive and healthy, it also is capable of helping make some people famous.

For instance, there are a lot of people who love watching cooking shows, as well as television programs that center on restaurants and how they operate. Furthermore, there are a lot of people who seem to enjoy watching chefs compete with one another on reality shows. Some of the people who have become famous for their cooking skills, as well as their appearances on television are Jamie Oliver, Rachel Ray, and Gordon Ramsay.

Another interesting person who is very famous due to his career centering around food and television is Guy Fieri. Fieri has definitely led a very interesting life, and he has made a number of appearances on different television shows.

Additionally, food is not the only thing Fieri is obsessed with. Fieri, who resides with his family in Santa Rosa, California, loves classic cars. Fieri is the owner of a 1967 Chevrolet C10 truck, a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle, a 1968 Pontiac Firebird, a 1969 Chevrolet Impala SS, and a 1976 Jeep CJ-5. There are a lot of interesting, yet little-known facts about Fieri.

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20 He Sold Pretzels As A Kid

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One of the foods Fieri can make is pretzels. This particular food item has a long history with him, and that is not just because pretzels are very tasty (though, to be fair, they are).

Fieri got his start in the food industry at a very young age. He was 10-years-old when he decided to start making pretzels. In fact, this was not only the start to his career, but it was also a time when he made some good memories with his father. He and his dad worked together to build a cart, which was called “The Awesome Pretzel Cart,” in order for Fieri to sell the pretzels he had made.

19 Guy Has A Pet Tortoise

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Fieri leads quite an interesting life. This is not only true because of the fact that he is a great television show host, or because he owns many restaurants in various locations, but also because he is a family man and he owns a pet tortoise.

The tortoise, who goes by the name “Pop,” lives on a vineyard that is owned by Fieri in California. Pop has a pen of his own, but there is an underground tunnel through which has been known to try to escape at times. He is also a pretty big fan of a particular hard hat.

18 Guy Was Born With A Different Last Name

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Famous men and women have often used different names than the ones they were born with for various reasons, some of which are usually related to their careers. However, it can be pretty strange to think about some of our most loved celebrities being born under a different name.

Even though Fieri did not do this for his career, he fits into this category. He was originally born under the name Guy Ramsey Ferry. He did this to honor his grandfather, who changed his surname to Ferry when he arrived in America from Italy. Fieri did this in 1995 when he married his wife.

17 Melissa McCarthy Based One Of Her Characters Off Of Guy

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Actress Melissa McCarthy is most known for portraying some extremely funny and bold characters in a lot of movies. Some of the most popular films she has been in include The Heat, The Happytime Murders, Life of the Party, Identity Thief, and This is 40. She also had a prominent role in the popular television series Gilmore Girls.

However, one of her most famous roles to date was inspired by none other than Fieri himself. McCarthy played Megan in the film Bridesmaids, and she said that Fieri was who she modeled the character after. McCarthy even wanted to give her character the same hair color and style that he has, but was turned down by the other filmmakers who were involved.

16 His Hair Color Has Not Always Been So Bright

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A lot of famous celebrities have a certain thing about them that seems to be a trademark of theirs. For some, it is what they wear, and for others, it is something else entirely.

One of the unique things that is associated with Fieri is his hair color. However, Fieri does not really seem to care what anyone besides his wife thinks about his hair color, or the cut. Fieri's natural hair color is brown, and he has said that his wife misses it. He also used to have much longer hair than what television viewers are used to seeing him have.

15 Guy Has A Signature Sauce

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There are a lot of things that have become synonymous with Fieri within the last few years. Fieri even has his own signature sauce, which he refers to as “donkey sauce.”

Despite the strange name of Fieri’s unique creation, the ingredients that are used to make the sauce do not actually have anything to do with donkeys. Instead, his signature sauce includes things like mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. It seems that Fieri has been making this sauce for quite a while. He came up with the name for it with a fellow chef while they were working in the kitchen of a Carnival Cruise ship.

14 He Was Thrown From A Horse As A Kid

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Kids are pretty active people, so it is no shock to see that some of them do tend to get injured from time to time.

When he was about 10-years-old, Fieri suffered through some injuries after he was thrown from a horse. After that, the horse proceeded to trample him. Part of his injuries included a ligament tear in his liver and a bruising on his heart, and he had to have emergency surgery.

13 There Are Certain Parts Of Animals That He Will Not Eat

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There are a lot of people out there who are picky eaters. However, one might think that someone who has travelled in a lot of places around the world to see and taste the various foods different people make would not be quite as picky.

However, there are some parts of animals that Fieri is not interested in eating. He has been known to say that he is not a fan of eating many different body parts that animals have. More specifically, Fieri does not eat an animal body part if it made sound, or filtered anything while the animal was alive - so no noses, mouths, or internal organs, we guess.

12 Fieri Will Have A Star On The Walk Of Fame

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Fieri has certainly achieved a lot of success when it comes to his career in food. However, food is not the only reason he is famous.

Fieri has appeared on many television shows, some of which were ones that he hosted. He definitely has a knack for being a very interesting and boisterous host, so it is no surprise that he is being honored for the work and time he has put into entertain fans around the world. Next year, Fieri will have his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. This is considered to be a great achievement for many celebrities.

11 He Lived In France

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Being able to travel the world and see some of the most beautiful sights imaginable is something many of us dream about. Also, being able to taste the food in different countries is a dream for some people, and that dream happened to come true for the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives host.

When he was just a young man at the age of 16, Fieri spent some time in Chantilly, France. He stayed there for approximately a year, which helped him gain a love and appreciation for the place, as well as it’s food and the way it is cooked.

10 He Prefers Woks To Grills

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Many people who love to cook outdoors often use their grill, but it turns out there is another item in many kitchens that can be used instead, at least for some dishes. Fieri has said that he actually likes to use a wok more than a grill during the times when he is cooking outdoors.

A wok is something that has a unique design. It is very deep, and the sides of it have a round shape. Additionally, woks are pretty versatile, which makes them good for cooking both indoors and outdoors, as they can sit on a stove top or over a fire. Woks are great for making stir fry foods.

9 Fieri Had To Learn What A Diner Is

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Sometimes there are television shows that feature hosts who were very involved in the creation of the show from the moment the idea for it was created. However, as much as Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives might seem as though Fieri had a hand in creating it, he did not.

In fact, before the show even started, Fieri did not know much about diners. Fieri had the idea that the only thing diners served their customers was hamburgers, and he used to believe that if a diner had a large menu, that was a sign that the restaurant was not an establishment that was high in quality.

8 He Auditioned For A Different Food Network Show

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It is weird to think about how so many small decisions we make each and every day can greatly affect our lives. This is definitely the case for Fieri.

In 2004. Fieri did an audition for a show about barbecue food. However, it never took off, and it left a bit of a bad taste in Fieri’s mouth, which almost made him decide against auditioning for season two of The Next Food Network Star. But, Fieri decided to audition anyway. He ended up being the winner of the show during that season, and has accomplished a lot since the show ended.

7 Someone Paid To Hang Out With Him

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There are probably a lot of us who have watched our favorite television shows or movies and wondered what it would be like to be a part of it. Also, there are likely some people who watch Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and fantasize about how much fun it would be to travel with Fieri and taste some of the food that is featured on the show.

Well, billionaire Steven A. Cohen is no different than the rest of us when it comes to imagining these situations. Cohen paid Fieri $100,000 to be friends with him for one day, and pretend they were filming an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

6 He Opened Guy’s Burger Joint on Cruise Ships

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Fieri may have had humble beginnings, but he certainly has quite the success story. These days, fans of Fieri can order his food even if they are not on land.

Carnival Cruise lines and Fieri formed a partnership in 2011. This happened so that Fieri could open up Guy’s Burger Joint. The restaurant offers some of Fieri’s most well-liked signature burgers. This restaurant is on many of the Carnival Cruise ships. Carnival Dream, Carnival Breeze, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Vista, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Sensation, and Carnival Valor are some of the ships Fieri’s restaurant is a part of.

5 He Doesn’t Like Eggs

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Many foods are very beneficial to the human body in a number of ways. One food that has a lot of benefits to it aside from its delicious taste is eggs.

First of all, they are a fantastic source of protein. Just one egg contains approximately six grams of protein in it. Additionally, eggs can lower cholesterol, as well as boost the health of the brain. However, eggs are not something the Mayor of Flavortown enjoys. This might not come as a surprise to anyone who has visited any of Fieri’s restaurants, as they are no dishes on the menu that are centered around eggs.

4 Guy Is A Fan Of Cilantro

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Despite the fact that he does not like eggs at all, Fieri does like to eat some very healthy foods. One of the foods that he is definitely a big fan of, and therefore includes in some of his recipes, is cilantro.

Cilantro is an awesome herb for a lot of reasons. It is certainly something that should be tried at least once, as there are many benefits to eating it. Those who consume cilantro may notice that they have a better sleep pattern, and they also may have less anxiety than they would if they did not eat it.

3 He Was At The Center Of Behind-The-Scenes Drama

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Apparently, there are a lot of television viewers who really enjoy the shows that Fieri has been a part of, as they have mostly been massively successful. This is especially true for Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Part of what adds to the appeal of that show is that it looks like so much fun to be a part of, and it seems like everyone involved in it is a friend of Fieri.

However, that is not the case when it comes to television producer David Page. According to Page, things were going well until just a few years ago. Fieri stopped showing up to film, and Page claimed that he was fired because Fieri demanded it. Page accused the network of breach of contract, and sued them. They replied by saying Page was not treating the staff well.

2 He Started Eating Sushi At A Young Age

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There are a lot of different kinds of sushi rolls, and many of them are incredibly tasty. This kind of food has an extremely big fan base, as there are a lot of people who seem to enjoy sushi dishes. However, there are some kinds of sushi that definitely require the person eating them to have adventurous tastes, because there are still quite a few people who are a bit too squeamish to try it.

However, Fieri is not one of those people. In fact, he has been eating sushi since he was about 8-years-old. Fieri said his father was partially the cause for this, as he always attempted to get Fieri to try things he had not eaten before.

1 Guy Is In The Barbecue Hall Of Fame


Fieri has certainly accomplished a lot, and there is no telling how much more he will accomplish in the future. Furthermore, his achievements are certainly being honored in some very exciting ways that include more than just his upcoming star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Just a few years ago, Fieri was one of the inductees of the Barbecue Hall of Fame.

To make this an even more special event, 2012, which was the year of his induction, was the first time the event took place. Chef Johnny Trigg was also inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame that year.

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