From bleached hair to bowling shirts, Guy Fieri is, without a doubt, one of the most hated celebrity chefs of all time. But what exactly is it that causes droves of people to disdain the seemingly happy-go-lucky guy in the first place? From his brash personality to his lackluster restaurant in NYC, reviews of Fieri fall flat. Here are 14 reasons why this chef is nothing but a culinary catastrophe.
1. He changed the Food Network, and not for the better
Gone are the days of peaceful cooking shows in sunlit kitchens — all thanks to one man, and one man only. We have Fieri to blame for this plummet in quality cooking programming. “The Food Network’s programming schedule should be populated with the pacifying voices of Ina, Martha, Nigella, even Mario Batali,” Farsh Askari writes in Salon. “Instead we get Guy Fieri screaming at us to adopt a diet that will at best yield diabetes.”
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