Homemade Podcast Episode 1: Guy Fieri on Grits, Gravy, and Giving Back
We’ve invited the Mayor of Flavortown to help us kick off our first episode of Homemade.
Between winning the second season of The Next Food Network Star in 2006 and spearheading the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund during the COVID-19 outbreak, Guy Fieri hasn’t sat still for long. He’s busied himself with project after project, professional and personal. To each, he brings the same gusto and humor fans know him for. Just in this time of quarantine, Fieri has bounced between 80 projects, he estimates. And he stops for nothing but a bowl of grits and red eye gravy.
Fieri made an exception, however, to sit down with his friend, our host, Martie Duncan. On our first episode of Homemade, the two talk tequila, Thanksgiving cooking, and the surprising perk of growing up without a stash of snacks. Plus, Fieri shares his favorite tip for becoming a better cook. Listen to Homemade on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and everywhere podcasts are available.
About Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri began his career as a restauranteur when he opened Johnny Garlic’s in his California hometown in 1996. His debut on The Next Food Network Star a decade later soon led to several TV stints. He has since hosted Guy’s Big Bite; Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives; Guy’s Grocery Games; and Food Network’s Tournament of Champions. He’s also authored three books: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives; More Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives; and Guy Fieri Food. In 2019, he became the third chef to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And his humanitarian works — like handing out 1,200 boxes of food to COVID-19 first responders — haven't gone unnoticed. He's a big personality with a big heart to match.