Ask AP: Guy Fieri

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 1, 2009

What can you tell me about Food Network star Guy Fieri, who hosts Diners, Drive-ins and Dives? He seems to enjoy his job so much!

—Florine Kachmar, El Campo, Texas

Fieri remembers taking an interest in food when he was 10, after his mother told him if he wanted to eat it, he could cook it! Today, with four shows on the Food Network—Guy’s Big Bite, Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Guy Off The Hook and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives—Fieri knows he’s giving small eateries publicity they would never get otherwise. “It’s really rewarding to know that it’s helping them,” he says. He does, indeed, love his work, but doesn’t particularly enjoy being away from his wife and two children and his home in northern California, near which he recently built a house for his parents. He also owns three restaurants.