In the Kitchen with Family and Friends on Guy's Big Bite
See Guy Fieri cooking up a storm with family and friends on Guy's Big Bite on Food Network.
Cooking with Family and Friends
Guy Fieri loves to have his celebrity friends, family members and best buddies join him in the kitchen for some food, drinks and laughs. Oftentimes though, the fun goes beyond the cooking, like Matthew McConaughey teaching Guy to play the bongos, or Chilli busting out the dance moves. There's never a dull moment on Guy's Big Bite. See those who have made special appearances on the show.
Trying Something New
Brooke Shields stopped by to cook a menu of all fish dishes for some alfresco entertaining. Guy high-fived Brooke after she successfully lit a charcoal barbecue for the first time. They grilled tequila-marinated mahi mahi for fish tacos.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Tequila Lime Fish Tacos
Chillin' in the Kitchen
Chilli from TLC came by to show Guy how to loosen up in the kitchen with some dance moves, but Guy wouldn't budge. They did, however, have a great time cooking. Chilli shared her recipe for crab-stuffed portobello mushrooms topped with Parmesan cheese, which Guy plated up for both of them.
Get the Recipe: Crab Stuffed Portobellos
Eating and Bongo Playing
Matthew McConaughey stopped by to help Guy cook up a feast that began with oysters, then pork loin, and ended with cocktails. In return, Matthew showed Guy how to play the bongos (see more behind the scenes). Here, Guy slices up the roast pork loin they cooked together.
Get the Recipe: JKL Pesto Pork and Veggie Roast
Hanging with Food Network Stars
Aarti Sequeira, winner of Food Network Star Season 6, joined Guy, the Season 2 winner, on the set to cook a tailgating menu. The two got chatty before taping began (see more behind the scenes). They cooked an awesome menu that included chicken wings with a special spice rub and a homemade garlic-jalapeno hot sauce.
Get the Recipe: Ain't No Thing Butta Chicken Wing
Champion Cooking Companion
Guy was joined by Season 2 winner of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, Dean McDermott. The two prepared a hearty menu of steak that wasn't complete without dessert: in this case, a sundae of grilled apples and caramel sauce served over grilled brioche. Dean eagerly showed off a likeness of Guy made in metal.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Caramel Apple Brioche Sundae
Chef Jonathan Waxman, whom Guy calls "the original culinary rock star," stopped by to cook with Guy. Together they made a Chilled Italian Seafood Salad with a Venetian vinaigrette, served over arugula and fennel. The two shared cooking tips, recipes and had some laughs.
Get the Recipe: Chilled Italian Seafood Salad
Lambing It Up
Guy invited sports expert Jay Glazer over for one of Jay's favorites, lamb. They made a Sicilian lamb, sauteed with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, capers and olives. Guy could hardly believe it when Jay told him he recently learned he's allergic to broccoli — an excuse kids will probably start using soon.
Get the Recipe: Sauteed Sicilian Lamb
Cooking and Having a Blast
Guy often brings family and friends into his kitchen to help him cook a meal. Here he was joined by his favorite guest, his mom, Penny. Together the two prepared a stuffed pork loin while also taking some time to chat, drink and reminisce.
Get the Recipe: Andouille-Stuffed Pork Loin Roast with Pan Gravy
Just Like Old Times
Guy's mom helped him prepare red beans and rice, which works well as a vegetarian main dish or as a side for the pork. Guy couldn't help but reach for the bottle of hot sauce to make sure the dish was spiced to his liking.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice
Like Father, Like Son
Guy's oldest son, Hunter, loves to cook like his dad. Hunter held the pastry bag while his dad spooned in a mixture of ricotta, spinach and the smoked, shredded chicken they prepared earlier — placing the bag in a pint glass makes it easier to fill. The mixture became the filling for their baked cannelloni.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Cannelloni
Bonding with the Boys
For Father's Day, Guy was joined by his two sons, nephew and dad for a boys' day at the Fieri house. The menu included favorite noshes with a Middle Eastern flair, like baked pita wedges seasoned with za'atar — a blend of dried herbs, sesame seeds and sumac.
Get the Recipe: Za'atar-Spiced Pita
Dad to the Rescue
While Guy's nephew mixed up boiled potatoes, spices and flour to make the Middle Eastern potato cakes, Guy's dad arrived with the one missing ingredient, an egg to bind the mixture. He also brought along the chicken that laid it, straight from the backyard chicken coop.
Get the Recipe: Middle Eastern Spiced Potato Cakes
Going Hawaiian Style
Guy's friend, Chef Reno Henriques, whom he met at the latter's restaurant, Fresh Catch, during a taping of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in Honolulu, came by to give Guy a lesson in grilling chicken Hawaiian style using the Huli Huli machine. They prepared the bird by brining it first, rubbing it with spices, and finally grilling and glazing it with a Polynesian-style sauce.
Get the Recipe: Huli Huli Chicken on the Grill
Cooking with Cabernet
Justin Wangler, executive chef at Kendall-Jackson Winery, stopped by to share his recipe for red wine fries with Guy. Paired with a Cabernet-infused ketchup, these fries were the perfect crunchy counterpart to Guy’s black-and-blue burgers and bananas Foster milkshake.
Get the Recipe: Red Wine Fries with Cabernet Ketchup
Revisiting Old Recipes
G. Garvin offered Guy some assistance in re-creating a legendary meal the two had shared together once before, after a taping of Guy’s Grocery Games. Using a pressure cooker and a hot grill, the fist-pumping duo whipped together a cheesy roasted red pepper polenta and some red wine-glazed grilled short ribs in just 45 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Grilled BBQ Short Ribs
Laughs and Lamb Burgers
Jay Hajj, owner of Mike’s City Diner in Boston, took over control of the Fieri kitchen and gave Guy a lesson in how to make Lebanese food. The star of Hajj’s menu was his tender lamb kofta burgers, seasoned with cumin, allspice, cinnamon, coriander and garlic, and topped with pickled turnips and a creamy tahini-Greek yogurt sauce.
Get the Recipe: Lamb Kofta Burger
Bring the Heat
Guy invited the official DJ of the Miami Heat, DJ Irie, courtside for a cooking lesson filled with jokes and spices. Though his own cooking experience was limited, Irie impressed Guy with his pineapple chile margarita, in which he combines 2 ounces of tequila with 1 ounce of simple syrup, plus lime juice and pineapple wedges that have been covered in chili powder.
Get the Recipe: Pineapple Chile Margarita
Rapping and Lobster Rolling
Joey Fatone, former 'NSync member and host of Food Network’s Rewrapped, joined Guy in the kitchen for a night of laughs, raps and mouthwatering Guy-ified creations. To give their lobster rolls a more enlivened flavor, Guy and Joey added a cilantro-lime dressing on top and served them with some twice-fried yucca fries.
Get the Recipe: Southwest Lobster Roll
Learning from a Sandwich Legend
Added to Guy’s already colorful cast of “characters,” as he calls them, is Jimmy John Liautaud, owner of Jimmy John’s Sandwiches. Guy let Liautaud take the reins and showcase three of his own recipes, including his grandmother’s famous slow-cooked basil-tomato sauce with bucatini and his fried fish sandwich, which is fried in peanut oil for extra crispiness.
Get the Recipe: Jimmy's Grandma's Tomato Sauce with Bucatini
Chef Jeffrey Frederick, regional vice president of food and beverage for Caesars Las Vegas, helped Guy kick off the summer in style with a meatball madness party. Served in the form of miniature sliders, the meatball options included an Italian variation made from pork and beef, a tangy Asian chicken meatball served with pickled carrots and daikon radishes, and a zesty lamb-and-feta cheese meatball topped with a creamy tzatziki.
Get the Recipe: Asian Chicken Meatball Sliders with Pickled Carrot and Daikon
Guy got four pairs of helping hands when the gang behind SiriusXM’s Morning Mash Up came by for a little friendly cooking competition. Radio personalities Stanley T and Ryan Sampson took charge of the grilled lamb ribs, while Guy coached Rich Davis through his smashed tricolor potatoes. Lastly, Queen Bee Nicole Ryan whipped together an apricot-mint chimichurri.
Get the Recipe: Apricot Mint Chimichurri
Restaurateur Mark Stark impressed Guy with his healthy Italian kale salad made from fennel, kale, leeks, radishes and smoked almonds, topped with a fried farm-fresh egg. Guy seemed skeptical of this addition at first, asking, “Really, egg?” But Mark’s confident reply, “Egg is the new pork belly,” proved true when Guy tried the dish and loved it.
Get the Recipe: Italian Kale Slaw with Sunny-Side Up Eggs
A Latin Valentine's Day
“For Valentine’s Day, would you rather have Guy Fieri come over and cook you a fantastic Latin dish with some chocolate in it, or would you rather have KC and the Sunshine Band come over?” Guy asks to kick off this episode. Luckily, we don’t have to choose: Guy and KC team up to celebrate Valentine’s Day with grilled chicken mole, a rich chile-and-chocolate dish. To finish the meal, they whip up arepas stuffed with goat cheese, corn and chorizo.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Mole
Wine on the Mind
Double the Guys means double the flavor, especially when they’re both big fans of Southern cooking. Guy invited his close friend Guy Davis, an award-winning winemaker, to pregame with some classic Southern dishes: chicken-and-waffle sliders and black-eyed pea salad. Davis knows his way around a kitchen, but wine is at the forefront of his mind; the Guys enjoy a few glasses of Syrah while they cook.
Get the Recipe: Fried Chicken and Waffle Sliders with Spicy Mayo
Duck Confit Feast
Guy invited his mentor and the owner of Canyon Fireside Grill, Chef Robert Kissinger, over for dinner with his wife, Rachel, for a meal Guy appropriately named “duck, duck, booze.” Seeing there was no duck dish on Canyon’s menu, Guy impressed Kissinger with a duck-filled feast: duck confit sliders with cranberry jam and butternut squash chips fried in duck fat. All that richness left the chefs craving a thirst-quenching cocktail, so Guy finished the meal with a ginger Negroni.
Get the Recipe: Duck Confit Sliders
Chef Duskie Estes stopped by Guy’s kitchen to share the farm-to-table philosophy she practices at her restaurant Zazu and help him cook a Mexican-inspired meal. Guy took the lead on al pastor tacos made from slow-roasted pork and pineapple, but it was Estes’ sweet-savory side dish of homegrown gigante beans and pumpkin that stole the show.
Get the Recipe: Al Pastor Tacos with Roasted Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
Rock 'n' Roll Ribs
The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, joined Guy for a rocking rum-filled meal. Guy took control of the “rockin’ tapas,” salt-and-pepper spare ribs with romesco and sweet-savory meatballs, while Sammy brought the rum for a fresh blackberry mai tai.
Get the Recipe: Salt and Pepper Spare Ribs with Romesco
Facing Baking Fears
“Do two wrong bakers make a right?” Guy asked Rusty Hamlin, personal chef for the Zac Brown Band, when he stopped by the kitchen. Even though neither of them is a big baker, they conquered their fear of pastry together with a chocolate Bundt cake with cherry sauce. The two also prepared a German-inspired chicken schnitzel with onion gravy and sauerkraut, and they topped the meal off with Oktoberfest beer and plenty of laughs.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Bundt Cake with Candied Cherry Sauce