Guy Fieri Shares the Laws of Flavortown

Taste-based offenses are considered especially heinous.

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

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

Followers of Guy Fieri know about Flavortown. Flavortown is a mythical place, a state of mind, where fun and food meet in perfect harmony. Flavortown came to life on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, explained Guy: “On camera, I once said, 'This pizza looks like a manhole cover in Flavortown.' Willy Wonka had a chocolate stream, you know? So it's taking these iconic food items, these iconic food moments, and giving them a home. They all live in Flavortown. It's like one of those things in The Matrix: You can only get down with Flavortown if you believe in Flavortown.”

On Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy takes us on a continual journey through the best of Flavortown. On every epsiode of Guy’s Grocery Games, he stages a fast-paced supermarket cook-off among chefs vying for their place in the Flavortown elite. Now, via Instagram, Guy is giving us the laws of Flavortown. He writes, “taste-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In Flavortown, the one dedicated detective who investigates bland food is the leader of an elite squad known as the Sketchy Chef Unit. These are Guy's stories.”

The Laws of Flavortown

1. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

Guy writes, “If you're cooking and not making mistakes, you're not playing outside your safety zone.”

2. Taste as you go.

“Always nibble away at the ingredients while preparing your dish,” he advises

3. Know your diners.

As Guy puts it, “when cooking for a big crew of hungry dudes, don’t think you can get away with Fettucine Alfredo.”

4. More bacon is always a good choice.

‘When cooking bacon, count out 3 pieces for each person... then triple It,” he writes.

5. Practice moderation.

“You don’t have to eat the whole cheeseburger, just take a (big) piece,” he suggests.

6. ALWAYS sauce with authority.

7. Don’t ever use lighter fluid.

Get more updates from Flavortown on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Fridays at 9|8c and watch Guy's Grocery Games Wednesdays at 9|8c.

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