It’s seems that you can find Guy Fieri everywhere these days, whether you are watching the food network or network television, where his game show “Minute to Win It” is a hit for NBC. This California boy is involved in a lot, but it’s cooking that’s at the heart of it all and he’s excited about his new book, “Guy Fieri Food: Cookin’ It, Livin’ It, Lovin’ It.”
“This book is more than just a bunch of recipes – although there’s a lot of them!” explains the chef, who became an overnight sensation after he won The Next Food Network Star completion. “ ‘Guy Fieri Food’ will give fans a behind the scenes look at everything from my TV shows, to my childhood, to my home kitchen, and everything in between.”
There’s certainly a lot to cover in the book as the man best known for his white spiked hair is quite busy. Between spending time with his wife and two sons in their Northern California home, Fieri has two restaurant chains – Johnny Garlics, a pasta grill, and Tex Wasabi’s, a unique combination of sushi and barbecue, both located in California. In addition to running the restaurants and hosting the game show, he still can be seen on the Food Network shows “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and “Tailgate Warriors.” He also acts as a guest judge on “The Next Food Network Star” when his schedule permits.
Fieri is passionate about using his celebrity to help others, especially when it comes to kids. He’s started the Awesome Pretzel Company Project to teach children to start their own business, as he did when he had a pretzel cart at age 10. He also started a “Cooking with Kids” initiative across the country to teach kids how to cook – and eat — healthy.
“Guy Fieri Food: Cookin’ It, Livin’ It, Lovin’” is published by Harper Collins and contains original art by the same artist (Joe Leonard) who created the tattoos the star boasts, but be sure that it’s all about learning good food in the end, food that everyone wants to prepare, “It shares my cooking ‘guy’ds’ on everything from choosing the best veggies, to how to separate chicken, to creating killer homemade pizza and pasta dishes,” says Fieri proudly.
Interview by Marcia Frost (Guy Fieri cookbook jacket/cover is courtesy of Harper Collins Photo of Guy Fieri and Marsha Frost is by The Brooks Group)