14 Things You Didn't Know About Josh Denny

Learn little-known facts about the food-loving host of Ginormous Food.
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His Favorite Vacation Spot: Sin City

"It's definitely got to be Las Vegas. There's, like, a MILLION restaurants in a 2-mile radius!"

His Favorite Smell: Savory Small-Town Scents

"I love the smell when you walk into a small mom-and-pop pizza parlor. The hot air from the ovens being in small spaces — it gets me EVERY TIME!"

His "Happy Place" Is "Any Place That Serves Food!"

His Favorite TV Shows: Classics Reign Supreme

"Of all time, it has to be The Sopranos. I get hungry every time I watch it, and I've seen every episode about 10 times. I also love improvised or semi-scripted comedy shows like Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The League."

His Guilty-Pleasure Food: "Pizza"

"I will eat an entire 21-inch pizza in one sitting if there's no one around to stop me. I love it so much, and I just can't help myself."

The Strangest Thing in His Refrigerator: "Yellow Miso Paste"

"It's my first time using it. I used it recently to make a miso-glazed salmon. It was delicious!"

The Ingredient He'll Never Eat — Well, Maybe Not Never

"Hard to say 'never.' During our first season, there were a few foods that I swore I would never like, but these chefs really convinced me and changed my mind. I'm never really a mollusk guy, but the mussels at Mussel & Burger Bar in Louisville were to die for! That sauce was incredible, and the flavors really popped. Chef Fernando really knocks it out of the park."

His Go-To Late-Night Snack: "Frozen Yogurt"

"I love frozen yogurt. It really is a weakness. I've been trying to cut back lately, but it's tough. We have an amazing place open late in our neighborhood where you pay by the weight, and we just load it up with brownie bites and candy and fudge topping."

The Dish He Orders Out and Doesn't Cook at Home: "Lamb"

"I love lamb, but it takes such finesse to really make it stellar. It's so easy to overcook. I try to leave it to the professionals."

One Must-Have Dish at His Last Supper: "My Mom's Nachos"

"They're super salty, smothered in Velveeta and made with Nacho Cheese Doritos. They're, like, 1,000 percent of your daily sodium intake, but I grew up loving them and couldn't imagine having a last meal without them!"

His Favorite Food City: A Local's Louisville

"So far on our travels, Louisville has been my favorite food city, and I'm from Philadelphia; so that definitely says something. Even the food we had "off-show" was exquisite. One of the best pizzas I've ever eaten was in Louisville at this local chain called Boombozz."

His Favorite Burger Toppings: "Other Burgers"

His Favorite Pizza Toppings: "Pepperoni and Fresh Basil"

His Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Vanilla"

"I know it's boring, but it's just a base. I never eat ice cream by itself."

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