Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is taking his 54th trip around the sun!
The Food Network Star was born on January 22, 1968, in Columbus, Ohio. The Emmy-award winner is also an author and restauranteur. He co-owns three restaurants in California and is known for “Diners, Driver-Ins and Dives” and “Guy’s Grocery Games.”
Believe it or not, Guy Fieri actually got his start selling pretzels from his “Awesome Pretzel” cart and washing dishes so he could afford to study in France. When he returned to the United States, he worked at the Red Lion Inn restaurant in Eureka, California. In 1996, he and his business partner Steve Gruber opened up a restaurant called “Johnny Garlic’s” which was advertised as a “California Pasta Grill” in Santa Rosa, California.
After Fieri got married to his wife Lori in 1995, he changed his surname from Ferry to Fieri in honor of his paternal grandfather, Giuseppe Fieri, an Italian immigrant whose name was changed to Ferry when he first arrived in the United States. They live in Santa Rosa, California, with their two sons Hunter and Ryder, and their nephew Jules. The couple took in the then-11-year-old Jules after Fieri’s sister passed away from metastatic melanoma in 2011.
The chef has since made a name for himself in the restaurant industry and on the Food Network, appearing in shows like “Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off,” “Best Thing I Ever Made,” “Restaurant Impossible,” and “Guy’s Big Bite.”
For his special day, fans are celebrating by trying their hand at cooking some of Guy’s signature dishes! Fans can try their hand at creating this Guy-inspired 3-course meal!
Chicken Avocado Egg Roll
Try finding this egg roll recipe at a food court! Guy makes the filling using red onions, red bell peppers, sliced bamboo shoots, chopped celery, julienned cabbage, shredded carrots, sliced avocados, and chopped chicken breast.
After sauteing the vegetables until translucent, he adds spices like garlic and ginger and deglazes the pan with soy sauce until everything is cooked through. Once everything is cooked, he creates the egg rolls and seals the edge with egg wash.
He heats rice bran oil to 350 degrees F in a medium saucepan – no fancy fryer required! – and then cooks each egg roll for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Delicious!
Killer Inside Out Burger with Worcestershire Tomato Ketchup
If you like bacon, then this recipe is for you! Guy makes his burgers extra juicy by rendering the bacon and onions in a pan and then adding a little bit of chorizo. While that cooks, he uses an 80/20 mix of chuck meat to create the patties, topping each one off with a slice of swiss.
He tops off each patty with a layer of the chorizo bacon mixture, adds another slice of cheese, then adds another patty on top to form a thick patty that is about 4 inches wide and over an inch tall once you seal in the edges!
He pan cooks each patty for a few minutes per side to get a good sear and then throws it in a preheated oven for 10 minutes until done. He likes to slide them into toasted kaiser rolls before he goes to Flavor Town!
For an extra kick, Guy likes to create his own Worcestershire Tomato Ketchup using skinned Roma tomatoes, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, fresh dill, and, of course, Worcestershire sauce!
Cin-Ful Peach Cobbler
We’ve had an appetizer and dinner, so the next stop on the culinary journey is, of course, dessert! Fans love Guy’s recipe for Cin-Ful Peach Cobbler!
Guy uses 10 cups of thawed frozen peaches – about 3 pounds – to create this delicious treat!
Once he sets the oven to 450 degrees F, he stirs together white sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl before adding peaches. Once he gets a slurry going with cornstarch and lemon juice, he adds that to the bowl and puts it into a buttered 12 x 8-inch oval dish after the mixture has been thoroughly combined.
To make a crumb topping, he mixes brown sugar, sugar, flour, oats, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt together with butter and uses his hands to work it into a crumbly topping.
He tops the peaches with half of the crumbly topping and reduces the temperature to 350 degrees F right away. He bakes it uncovered for 30 minutes, then adds the rest of the crumb topping, reduces the heat a bit more, and cooks the cobbler until it’s golden and bubbling, which usually takes about 45 minutes!
Once it has cooled, Guy loves to enjoy this sweet treat with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream! Delicious!