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This legendary ice cream chain has quite a history

Baskin-Robbins has created more than 1,000 ice cream flavors over the years.

Who doesn’t love Baskin-Robbins? Seriously, from the ice cream cakes to the seemingly endless array of flavors, it’s just about impossible to dislike the world’s largest chain of ice cream parlors. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about it.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Baskin-Robbins (Slideshow)

Baskin-Robbins was indeed founded by men named Baskin and Robbins, two brothers-in-law named Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins, both World War II veterans, in 1945. Before they decided to join forces, Baskin owned Burton’s Ice Cream Shop and Robbins owned Snowbird Ice Cream, both in Glendale, Calif. In 1953, the separate companies (each of which had opened multiple locations by that point) merged to create the chain we know today. After merging, the company hired advertising agency Carson-Roberts, who recommended boosting the flavor variety count to 31 and adopting a polka dot, circus-like theme. The chain became more successful than Baskin and Robbins could have ever imagined, and in 1970 the chain opened its first international locations.

Today, after a series of ownership changes and mergers over the years, Baskin-Robbins is a part of Dunkin’ Brands, the holding company that also owns Dunkin’ Donuts. The company has been doing its best to change with the times: In 2008 they launched healthier options with a “BRight Choices” menu and removed artificial trans fats from their ice cream. While it has faced major competition from fro-yo shops over the past decade or so, its fortunes began to turn around a couple years ago, when it began opening new locations for the first time in years.

Today there are about 2,500 locations of Baskin-Robbins around the country, with about 7,300 worldwide. Whether you firmly believe that no birthday party is complete without one of Baskin-Robbins’ legendary ice cream cakes, or if you only stop in occasionally for a scoop of Jamoca Almond Fudge, there are plenty of interesting things to learn about this classic ice cream chain.


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

Photo by: John Lee ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

John Lee, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

You know him for his trademark bleached hair, for flame-covered cooking gear, and, of course, his monster hit shows Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Big Bite and now Guy's Grocery Games. But there’s plenty more that you don’t know about his royal dudeness, Guy Fieri. Read on to discover a few surprising insights the Food Network star shared during his cooking demo at this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival.

1. He doesn’t believe in kid-friendly recipes. "What do your kids like to eat? That’s a good kid-friendly recipe," he says. Even better: Ask them to help in the kitchen. "Get them involved with whatever you cook. Let them feel something!" It'll turn picky eaters into enthusiastic ones, Guy says.

2. He’d take a wok over the grill any day. "The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping," he says. "Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make."

3. His son Hunter is a better baker than he is. While son Ryder’s life revolves strictly around pizza, his eldest, Hunter, is more ambitious in the kitchen. "Hunter cooks a lot he gets into it," he says. "And he really likes to bake." As for Guy: "I can’t bake anything. I’m the worst. My cakes always come out flat."

4. His parents were hippies. "My parents were all into macrobiotic cooking and natural cooking, and my sister was a vegetarian. I wasn’t down with that," he says. His picks? Meatballs, pork chops, chicken Parm and steak.

5. He’s got a man crush on Masaharu Morimoto. "Of all the great people I’ve met in my life, he is one of the most gracious and caring. And man — he puts on a party," he says. "If you haven’t tried his food, it’s out of bounds."

6. He’s a fierce canner. Just before summer ends, Guy gets down and dirty bringing his garden (yes, he has a garden!) into his kitchen. Bell peppers are a particular favorite to preserve, and "they work nicely" for canning. "It costs so much to buy them roasted in the jar, especially off-season. You’ll save so much money by canning them yourself," he says.

7. He loves Asian cooking. He's known for his Donkey sauce at his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, but Guy goes Eastern when at home. "My favorite of all Asian sauces and condiments is sambal oelek. It has a nice chile flavor, but it’s not super spicy," he says. Another go-to: oyster sauce. "It’s like ancient barbecue sauce. It’s excellent and coats food really well."

8. He’s a cilantro fan. Unlike Food Network host Ina Garten (who notoriously hates this "soapy" herb), Guy says it’s one of his "favorite, favorite herbs."

9. He watches Food Network. "I love Iron Chef and I love Chopped. I watch both of them. I think it is crazy what those chefs go through," he says.

10. He knew he wanted to be a chef since he was a kid. A staunch carnivore from the start, Guy constantly battled with his veggie-loving mom. Things came to a head when he was 10 years old. Exasperated, his mother inadvertently gave him the green light: "If you don’t like the way I cook, then you cook," Guy remembers her saying. That same day, he rode his bike to the local grocery store, put a few steaks on the family tab and got to work. "My dad said, 'This might be the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.' And that was it. I knew I wanted to be a chef."


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

Photo by: John Lee ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

John Lee, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

You know him for his trademark bleached hair, for flame-covered cooking gear, and, of course, his monster hit shows Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Big Bite and now Guy's Grocery Games. But there’s plenty more that you don’t know about his royal dudeness, Guy Fieri. Read on to discover a few surprising insights the Food Network star shared during his cooking demo at this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival.

1. He doesn’t believe in kid-friendly recipes. "What do your kids like to eat? That’s a good kid-friendly recipe," he says. Even better: Ask them to help in the kitchen. "Get them involved with whatever you cook. Let them feel something!" It'll turn picky eaters into enthusiastic ones, Guy says.

2. He’d take a wok over the grill any day. "The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping," he says. "Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make."

3. His son Hunter is a better baker than he is. While son Ryder’s life revolves strictly around pizza, his eldest, Hunter, is more ambitious in the kitchen. "Hunter cooks a lot he gets into it," he says. "And he really likes to bake." As for Guy: "I can’t bake anything. I’m the worst. My cakes always come out flat."

4. His parents were hippies. "My parents were all into macrobiotic cooking and natural cooking, and my sister was a vegetarian. I wasn’t down with that," he says. His picks? Meatballs, pork chops, chicken Parm and steak.

5. He’s got a man crush on Masaharu Morimoto. "Of all the great people I’ve met in my life, he is one of the most gracious and caring. And man — he puts on a party," he says. "If you haven’t tried his food, it’s out of bounds."

6. He’s a fierce canner. Just before summer ends, Guy gets down and dirty bringing his garden (yes, he has a garden!) into his kitchen. Bell peppers are a particular favorite to preserve, and "they work nicely" for canning. "It costs so much to buy them roasted in the jar, especially off-season. You’ll save so much money by canning them yourself," he says.

7. He loves Asian cooking. He's known for his Donkey sauce at his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, but Guy goes Eastern when at home. "My favorite of all Asian sauces and condiments is sambal oelek. It has a nice chile flavor, but it’s not super spicy," he says. Another go-to: oyster sauce. "It’s like ancient barbecue sauce. It’s excellent and coats food really well."

8. He’s a cilantro fan. Unlike Food Network host Ina Garten (who notoriously hates this "soapy" herb), Guy says it’s one of his "favorite, favorite herbs."

9. He watches Food Network. "I love Iron Chef and I love Chopped. I watch both of them. I think it is crazy what those chefs go through," he says.

10. He knew he wanted to be a chef since he was a kid. A staunch carnivore from the start, Guy constantly battled with his veggie-loving mom. Things came to a head when he was 10 years old. Exasperated, his mother inadvertently gave him the green light: "If you don’t like the way I cook, then you cook," Guy remembers her saying. That same day, he rode his bike to the local grocery store, put a few steaks on the family tab and got to work. "My dad said, 'This might be the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.' And that was it. I knew I wanted to be a chef."


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

Photo by: John Lee ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

John Lee, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

You know him for his trademark bleached hair, for flame-covered cooking gear, and, of course, his monster hit shows Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Big Bite and now Guy's Grocery Games. But there’s plenty more that you don’t know about his royal dudeness, Guy Fieri. Read on to discover a few surprising insights the Food Network star shared during his cooking demo at this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival.

1. He doesn’t believe in kid-friendly recipes. "What do your kids like to eat? That’s a good kid-friendly recipe," he says. Even better: Ask them to help in the kitchen. "Get them involved with whatever you cook. Let them feel something!" It'll turn picky eaters into enthusiastic ones, Guy says.

2. He’d take a wok over the grill any day. "The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping," he says. "Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make."

3. His son Hunter is a better baker than he is. While son Ryder’s life revolves strictly around pizza, his eldest, Hunter, is more ambitious in the kitchen. "Hunter cooks a lot he gets into it," he says. "And he really likes to bake." As for Guy: "I can’t bake anything. I’m the worst. My cakes always come out flat."

4. His parents were hippies. "My parents were all into macrobiotic cooking and natural cooking, and my sister was a vegetarian. I wasn’t down with that," he says. His picks? Meatballs, pork chops, chicken Parm and steak.

5. He’s got a man crush on Masaharu Morimoto. "Of all the great people I’ve met in my life, he is one of the most gracious and caring. And man — he puts on a party," he says. "If you haven’t tried his food, it’s out of bounds."

6. He’s a fierce canner. Just before summer ends, Guy gets down and dirty bringing his garden (yes, he has a garden!) into his kitchen. Bell peppers are a particular favorite to preserve, and "they work nicely" for canning. "It costs so much to buy them roasted in the jar, especially off-season. You’ll save so much money by canning them yourself," he says.

7. He loves Asian cooking. He's known for his Donkey sauce at his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, but Guy goes Eastern when at home. "My favorite of all Asian sauces and condiments is sambal oelek. It has a nice chile flavor, but it’s not super spicy," he says. Another go-to: oyster sauce. "It’s like ancient barbecue sauce. It’s excellent and coats food really well."

8. He’s a cilantro fan. Unlike Food Network host Ina Garten (who notoriously hates this "soapy" herb), Guy says it’s one of his "favorite, favorite herbs."

9. He watches Food Network. "I love Iron Chef and I love Chopped. I watch both of them. I think it is crazy what those chefs go through," he says.

10. He knew he wanted to be a chef since he was a kid. A staunch carnivore from the start, Guy constantly battled with his veggie-loving mom. Things came to a head when he was 10 years old. Exasperated, his mother inadvertently gave him the green light: "If you don’t like the way I cook, then you cook," Guy remembers her saying. That same day, he rode his bike to the local grocery store, put a few steaks on the family tab and got to work. "My dad said, 'This might be the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.' And that was it. I knew I wanted to be a chef."


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

Photo by: John Lee ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

John Lee, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

You know him for his trademark bleached hair, for flame-covered cooking gear, and, of course, his monster hit shows Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Big Bite and now Guy's Grocery Games. But there’s plenty more that you don’t know about his royal dudeness, Guy Fieri. Read on to discover a few surprising insights the Food Network star shared during his cooking demo at this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival.

1. He doesn’t believe in kid-friendly recipes. "What do your kids like to eat? That’s a good kid-friendly recipe," he says. Even better: Ask them to help in the kitchen. "Get them involved with whatever you cook. Let them feel something!" It'll turn picky eaters into enthusiastic ones, Guy says.

2. He’d take a wok over the grill any day. "The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping," he says. "Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make."

3. His son Hunter is a better baker than he is. While son Ryder’s life revolves strictly around pizza, his eldest, Hunter, is more ambitious in the kitchen. "Hunter cooks a lot he gets into it," he says. "And he really likes to bake." As for Guy: "I can’t bake anything. I’m the worst. My cakes always come out flat."

4. His parents were hippies. "My parents were all into macrobiotic cooking and natural cooking, and my sister was a vegetarian. I wasn’t down with that," he says. His picks? Meatballs, pork chops, chicken Parm and steak.

5. He’s got a man crush on Masaharu Morimoto. "Of all the great people I’ve met in my life, he is one of the most gracious and caring. And man — he puts on a party," he says. "If you haven’t tried his food, it’s out of bounds."

6. He’s a fierce canner. Just before summer ends, Guy gets down and dirty bringing his garden (yes, he has a garden!) into his kitchen. Bell peppers are a particular favorite to preserve, and "they work nicely" for canning. "It costs so much to buy them roasted in the jar, especially off-season. You’ll save so much money by canning them yourself," he says.

7. He loves Asian cooking. He's known for his Donkey sauce at his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, but Guy goes Eastern when at home. "My favorite of all Asian sauces and condiments is sambal oelek. It has a nice chile flavor, but it’s not super spicy," he says. Another go-to: oyster sauce. "It’s like ancient barbecue sauce. It’s excellent and coats food really well."

8. He’s a cilantro fan. Unlike Food Network host Ina Garten (who notoriously hates this "soapy" herb), Guy says it’s one of his "favorite, favorite herbs."

9. He watches Food Network. "I love Iron Chef and I love Chopped. I watch both of them. I think it is crazy what those chefs go through," he says.

10. He knew he wanted to be a chef since he was a kid. A staunch carnivore from the start, Guy constantly battled with his veggie-loving mom. Things came to a head when he was 10 years old. Exasperated, his mother inadvertently gave him the green light: "If you don’t like the way I cook, then you cook," Guy remembers her saying. That same day, he rode his bike to the local grocery store, put a few steaks on the family tab and got to work. "My dad said, 'This might be the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.' And that was it. I knew I wanted to be a chef."


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

Photo by: John Lee ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

John Lee, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

You know him for his trademark bleached hair, for flame-covered cooking gear, and, of course, his monster hit shows Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Big Bite and now Guy's Grocery Games. But there’s plenty more that you don’t know about his royal dudeness, Guy Fieri. Read on to discover a few surprising insights the Food Network star shared during his cooking demo at this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival.

1. He doesn’t believe in kid-friendly recipes. "What do your kids like to eat? That’s a good kid-friendly recipe," he says. Even better: Ask them to help in the kitchen. "Get them involved with whatever you cook. Let them feel something!" It'll turn picky eaters into enthusiastic ones, Guy says.

2. He’d take a wok over the grill any day. "The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping," he says. "Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make."

3. His son Hunter is a better baker than he is. While son Ryder’s life revolves strictly around pizza, his eldest, Hunter, is more ambitious in the kitchen. "Hunter cooks a lot he gets into it," he says. "And he really likes to bake." As for Guy: "I can’t bake anything. I’m the worst. My cakes always come out flat."

4. His parents were hippies. "My parents were all into macrobiotic cooking and natural cooking, and my sister was a vegetarian. I wasn’t down with that," he says. His picks? Meatballs, pork chops, chicken Parm and steak.

5. He’s got a man crush on Masaharu Morimoto. "Of all the great people I’ve met in my life, he is one of the most gracious and caring. And man — he puts on a party," he says. "If you haven’t tried his food, it’s out of bounds."

6. He’s a fierce canner. Just before summer ends, Guy gets down and dirty bringing his garden (yes, he has a garden!) into his kitchen. Bell peppers are a particular favorite to preserve, and "they work nicely" for canning. "It costs so much to buy them roasted in the jar, especially off-season. You’ll save so much money by canning them yourself," he says.

7. He loves Asian cooking. He's known for his Donkey sauce at his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, but Guy goes Eastern when at home. "My favorite of all Asian sauces and condiments is sambal oelek. It has a nice chile flavor, but it’s not super spicy," he says. Another go-to: oyster sauce. "It’s like ancient barbecue sauce. It’s excellent and coats food really well."

8. He’s a cilantro fan. Unlike Food Network host Ina Garten (who notoriously hates this "soapy" herb), Guy says it’s one of his "favorite, favorite herbs."

9. He watches Food Network. "I love Iron Chef and I love Chopped. I watch both of them. I think it is crazy what those chefs go through," he says.

10. He knew he wanted to be a chef since he was a kid. A staunch carnivore from the start, Guy constantly battled with his veggie-loving mom. Things came to a head when he was 10 years old. Exasperated, his mother inadvertently gave him the green light: "If you don’t like the way I cook, then you cook," Guy remembers her saying. That same day, he rode his bike to the local grocery store, put a few steaks on the family tab and got to work. "My dad said, 'This might be the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.' And that was it. I knew I wanted to be a chef."


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

Photo by: John Lee ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

John Lee, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

You know him for his trademark bleached hair, for flame-covered cooking gear, and, of course, his monster hit shows Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Big Bite and now Guy's Grocery Games. But there’s plenty more that you don’t know about his royal dudeness, Guy Fieri. Read on to discover a few surprising insights the Food Network star shared during his cooking demo at this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival.

1. He doesn’t believe in kid-friendly recipes. "What do your kids like to eat? That’s a good kid-friendly recipe," he says. Even better: Ask them to help in the kitchen. "Get them involved with whatever you cook. Let them feel something!" It'll turn picky eaters into enthusiastic ones, Guy says.

2. He’d take a wok over the grill any day. "The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping," he says. "Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make."

3. His son Hunter is a better baker than he is. While son Ryder’s life revolves strictly around pizza, his eldest, Hunter, is more ambitious in the kitchen. "Hunter cooks a lot he gets into it," he says. "And he really likes to bake." As for Guy: "I can’t bake anything. I’m the worst. My cakes always come out flat."

4. His parents were hippies. "My parents were all into macrobiotic cooking and natural cooking, and my sister was a vegetarian. I wasn’t down with that," he says. His picks? Meatballs, pork chops, chicken Parm and steak.

5. He’s got a man crush on Masaharu Morimoto. "Of all the great people I’ve met in my life, he is one of the most gracious and caring. And man — he puts on a party," he says. "If you haven’t tried his food, it’s out of bounds."

6. He’s a fierce canner. Just before summer ends, Guy gets down and dirty bringing his garden (yes, he has a garden!) into his kitchen. Bell peppers are a particular favorite to preserve, and "they work nicely" for canning. "It costs so much to buy them roasted in the jar, especially off-season. You’ll save so much money by canning them yourself," he says.

7. He loves Asian cooking. He's known for his Donkey sauce at his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, but Guy goes Eastern when at home. "My favorite of all Asian sauces and condiments is sambal oelek. It has a nice chile flavor, but it’s not super spicy," he says. Another go-to: oyster sauce. "It’s like ancient barbecue sauce. It’s excellent and coats food really well."

8. He’s a cilantro fan. Unlike Food Network host Ina Garten (who notoriously hates this "soapy" herb), Guy says it’s one of his "favorite, favorite herbs."

9. He watches Food Network. "I love Iron Chef and I love Chopped. I watch both of them. I think it is crazy what those chefs go through," he says.

10. He knew he wanted to be a chef since he was a kid. A staunch carnivore from the start, Guy constantly battled with his veggie-loving mom. Things came to a head when he was 10 years old. Exasperated, his mother inadvertently gave him the green light: "If you don’t like the way I cook, then you cook," Guy remembers her saying. That same day, he rode his bike to the local grocery store, put a few steaks on the family tab and got to work. "My dad said, 'This might be the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.' And that was it. I knew I wanted to be a chef."


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

Photo by: John Lee ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

John Lee, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

You know him for his trademark bleached hair, for flame-covered cooking gear, and, of course, his monster hit shows Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Big Bite and now Guy's Grocery Games. But there’s plenty more that you don’t know about his royal dudeness, Guy Fieri. Read on to discover a few surprising insights the Food Network star shared during his cooking demo at this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival.

1. He doesn’t believe in kid-friendly recipes. "What do your kids like to eat? That’s a good kid-friendly recipe," he says. Even better: Ask them to help in the kitchen. "Get them involved with whatever you cook. Let them feel something!" It'll turn picky eaters into enthusiastic ones, Guy says.

2. He’d take a wok over the grill any day. "The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping," he says. "Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make."

3. His son Hunter is a better baker than he is. While son Ryder’s life revolves strictly around pizza, his eldest, Hunter, is more ambitious in the kitchen. "Hunter cooks a lot he gets into it," he says. "And he really likes to bake." As for Guy: "I can’t bake anything. I’m the worst. My cakes always come out flat."

4. His parents were hippies. "My parents were all into macrobiotic cooking and natural cooking, and my sister was a vegetarian. I wasn’t down with that," he says. His picks? Meatballs, pork chops, chicken Parm and steak.

5. He’s got a man crush on Masaharu Morimoto. "Of all the great people I’ve met in my life, he is one of the most gracious and caring. And man — he puts on a party," he says. "If you haven’t tried his food, it’s out of bounds."

6. He’s a fierce canner. Just before summer ends, Guy gets down and dirty bringing his garden (yes, he has a garden!) into his kitchen. Bell peppers are a particular favorite to preserve, and "they work nicely" for canning. "It costs so much to buy them roasted in the jar, especially off-season. You’ll save so much money by canning them yourself," he says.

7. He loves Asian cooking. He's known for his Donkey sauce at his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, but Guy goes Eastern when at home. "My favorite of all Asian sauces and condiments is sambal oelek. It has a nice chile flavor, but it’s not super spicy," he says. Another go-to: oyster sauce. "It’s like ancient barbecue sauce. It’s excellent and coats food really well."

8. He’s a cilantro fan. Unlike Food Network host Ina Garten (who notoriously hates this "soapy" herb), Guy says it’s one of his "favorite, favorite herbs."

9. He watches Food Network. "I love Iron Chef and I love Chopped. I watch both of them. I think it is crazy what those chefs go through," he says.

10. He knew he wanted to be a chef since he was a kid. A staunch carnivore from the start, Guy constantly battled with his veggie-loving mom. Things came to a head when he was 10 years old. Exasperated, his mother inadvertently gave him the green light: "If you don’t like the way I cook, then you cook," Guy remembers her saying. That same day, he rode his bike to the local grocery store, put a few steaks on the family tab and got to work. "My dad said, 'This might be the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.' And that was it. I knew I wanted to be a chef."


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

Photo by: John Lee ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

John Lee, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

You know him for his trademark bleached hair, for flame-covered cooking gear, and, of course, his monster hit shows Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Big Bite and now Guy's Grocery Games. But there’s plenty more that you don’t know about his royal dudeness, Guy Fieri. Read on to discover a few surprising insights the Food Network star shared during his cooking demo at this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival.

1. He doesn’t believe in kid-friendly recipes. "What do your kids like to eat? That’s a good kid-friendly recipe," he says. Even better: Ask them to help in the kitchen. "Get them involved with whatever you cook. Let them feel something!" It'll turn picky eaters into enthusiastic ones, Guy says.

2. He’d take a wok over the grill any day. "The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping," he says. "Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make."

3. His son Hunter is a better baker than he is. While son Ryder’s life revolves strictly around pizza, his eldest, Hunter, is more ambitious in the kitchen. "Hunter cooks a lot he gets into it," he says. "And he really likes to bake." As for Guy: "I can’t bake anything. I’m the worst. My cakes always come out flat."

4. His parents were hippies. "My parents were all into macrobiotic cooking and natural cooking, and my sister was a vegetarian. I wasn’t down with that," he says. His picks? Meatballs, pork chops, chicken Parm and steak.

5. He’s got a man crush on Masaharu Morimoto. "Of all the great people I’ve met in my life, he is one of the most gracious and caring. And man — he puts on a party," he says. "If you haven’t tried his food, it’s out of bounds."

6. He’s a fierce canner. Just before summer ends, Guy gets down and dirty bringing his garden (yes, he has a garden!) into his kitchen. Bell peppers are a particular favorite to preserve, and "they work nicely" for canning. "It costs so much to buy them roasted in the jar, especially off-season. You’ll save so much money by canning them yourself," he says.

7. He loves Asian cooking. He's known for his Donkey sauce at his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, but Guy goes Eastern when at home. "My favorite of all Asian sauces and condiments is sambal oelek. It has a nice chile flavor, but it’s not super spicy," he says. Another go-to: oyster sauce. "It’s like ancient barbecue sauce. It’s excellent and coats food really well."

8. He’s a cilantro fan. Unlike Food Network host Ina Garten (who notoriously hates this "soapy" herb), Guy says it’s one of his "favorite, favorite herbs."

9. He watches Food Network. "I love Iron Chef and I love Chopped. I watch both of them. I think it is crazy what those chefs go through," he says.

10. He knew he wanted to be a chef since he was a kid. A staunch carnivore from the start, Guy constantly battled with his veggie-loving mom. Things came to a head when he was 10 years old. Exasperated, his mother inadvertently gave him the green light: "If you don’t like the way I cook, then you cook," Guy remembers her saying. That same day, he rode his bike to the local grocery store, put a few steaks on the family tab and got to work. "My dad said, 'This might be the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.' And that was it. I knew I wanted to be a chef."


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

Photo by: John Lee ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

John Lee, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

You know him for his trademark bleached hair, for flame-covered cooking gear, and, of course, his monster hit shows Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Big Bite and now Guy's Grocery Games. But there’s plenty more that you don’t know about his royal dudeness, Guy Fieri. Read on to discover a few surprising insights the Food Network star shared during his cooking demo at this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival.

1. He doesn’t believe in kid-friendly recipes. "What do your kids like to eat? That’s a good kid-friendly recipe," he says. Even better: Ask them to help in the kitchen. "Get them involved with whatever you cook. Let them feel something!" It'll turn picky eaters into enthusiastic ones, Guy says.

2. He’d take a wok over the grill any day. "The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping," he says. "Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make."

3. His son Hunter is a better baker than he is. While son Ryder’s life revolves strictly around pizza, his eldest, Hunter, is more ambitious in the kitchen. "Hunter cooks a lot he gets into it," he says. "And he really likes to bake." As for Guy: "I can’t bake anything. I’m the worst. My cakes always come out flat."

4. His parents were hippies. "My parents were all into macrobiotic cooking and natural cooking, and my sister was a vegetarian. I wasn’t down with that," he says. His picks? Meatballs, pork chops, chicken Parm and steak.

5. He’s got a man crush on Masaharu Morimoto. "Of all the great people I’ve met in my life, he is one of the most gracious and caring. And man — he puts on a party," he says. "If you haven’t tried his food, it’s out of bounds."

6. He’s a fierce canner. Just before summer ends, Guy gets down and dirty bringing his garden (yes, he has a garden!) into his kitchen. Bell peppers are a particular favorite to preserve, and "they work nicely" for canning. "It costs so much to buy them roasted in the jar, especially off-season. You’ll save so much money by canning them yourself," he says.

7. He loves Asian cooking. He's known for his Donkey sauce at his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, but Guy goes Eastern when at home. "My favorite of all Asian sauces and condiments is sambal oelek. It has a nice chile flavor, but it’s not super spicy," he says. Another go-to: oyster sauce. "It’s like ancient barbecue sauce. It’s excellent and coats food really well."

8. He’s a cilantro fan. Unlike Food Network host Ina Garten (who notoriously hates this "soapy" herb), Guy says it’s one of his "favorite, favorite herbs."

9. He watches Food Network. "I love Iron Chef and I love Chopped. I watch both of them. I think it is crazy what those chefs go through," he says.

10. He knew he wanted to be a chef since he was a kid. A staunch carnivore from the start, Guy constantly battled with his veggie-loving mom. Things came to a head when he was 10 years old. Exasperated, his mother inadvertently gave him the green light: "If you don’t like the way I cook, then you cook," Guy remembers her saying. That same day, he rode his bike to the local grocery store, put a few steaks on the family tab and got to work. "My dad said, 'This might be the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.' And that was it. I knew I wanted to be a chef."


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

Photo by: John Lee ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

John Lee, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

You know him for his trademark bleached hair, for flame-covered cooking gear, and, of course, his monster hit shows Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Big Bite and now Guy's Grocery Games. But there’s plenty more that you don’t know about his royal dudeness, Guy Fieri. Read on to discover a few surprising insights the Food Network star shared during his cooking demo at this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival.

1. He doesn’t believe in kid-friendly recipes. "What do your kids like to eat? That’s a good kid-friendly recipe," he says. Even better: Ask them to help in the kitchen. "Get them involved with whatever you cook. Let them feel something!" It'll turn picky eaters into enthusiastic ones, Guy says.

2. He’d take a wok over the grill any day. "The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping," he says. "Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make."

3. His son Hunter is a better baker than he is. While son Ryder’s life revolves strictly around pizza, his eldest, Hunter, is more ambitious in the kitchen. "Hunter cooks a lot he gets into it," he says. "And he really likes to bake." As for Guy: "I can’t bake anything. I’m the worst. My cakes always come out flat."

4. His parents were hippies. "My parents were all into macrobiotic cooking and natural cooking, and my sister was a vegetarian. I wasn’t down with that," he says. His picks? Meatballs, pork chops, chicken Parm and steak.

5. He’s got a man crush on Masaharu Morimoto. "Of all the great people I’ve met in my life, he is one of the most gracious and caring. And man — he puts on a party," he says. "If you haven’t tried his food, it’s out of bounds."

6. He’s a fierce canner. Just before summer ends, Guy gets down and dirty bringing his garden (yes, he has a garden!) into his kitchen. Bell peppers are a particular favorite to preserve, and "they work nicely" for canning. "It costs so much to buy them roasted in the jar, especially off-season. You’ll save so much money by canning them yourself," he says.

7. He loves Asian cooking. He's known for his Donkey sauce at his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, but Guy goes Eastern when at home. "My favorite of all Asian sauces and condiments is sambal oelek. It has a nice chile flavor, but it’s not super spicy," he says. Another go-to: oyster sauce. "It’s like ancient barbecue sauce. It’s excellent and coats food really well."

8. He’s a cilantro fan. Unlike Food Network host Ina Garten (who notoriously hates this "soapy" herb), Guy says it’s one of his "favorite, favorite herbs."

9. He watches Food Network. "I love Iron Chef and I love Chopped. I watch both of them. I think it is crazy what those chefs go through," he says.

10. He knew he wanted to be a chef since he was a kid. A staunch carnivore from the start, Guy constantly battled with his veggie-loving mom. Things came to a head when he was 10 years old. Exasperated, his mother inadvertently gave him the green light: "If you don’t like the way I cook, then you cook," Guy remembers her saying. That same day, he rode his bike to the local grocery store, put a few steaks on the family tab and got to work. "My dad said, 'This might be the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.' And that was it. I knew I wanted to be a chef."


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