The 1 Favorite Meal Guy Fieri Loves His Wife Lori to Cook For Him

It’s always interesting to see who does the cooking at home for celebrities, especially Food Network stars who make a living creating and tasting unique dishes. Do they enjoy showcasing their talents at home as much as they do for the cameras?

In the case of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives host and Guy Fieri, it’s a little bit of both. The 51-year-old restauranteur surely does spend some time in his own kitchen. But he also enjoys his wife’s cooking. During an interview, Fieri revealed there’s one dish he especially loves for her to make for him.

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Guy Fieri isn’t the same as he seems on television

Like so many other celebrity chefs and reality stars in general, Fieri is not exactly the same character in real life that he plays on television. The restaurateur and Barbecue Hall of Fame inductee has a reputation for being an overgrown frat boy with his frosted tips and strange vocabulary of made-up words, like “funkalicious.” But in the real world? He’s a devoted husband and father who happened to find his audience.

Fieri has a unique appeal — people typically love or despise him. But no matter your personal feelings on his brand, he’s enjoyed a long, successful career and international name recognition. And now he’s happy to live by his “Namaste” tattoo and live life more peacefully.

Fieri loves when his wife cooks this old school recipe

At home, Fieri spends time in the kitchen perfecting his craft just like so many other food enthusiasts. But there is one thing he loves for his wife of 20 years, Lori Fieri, to prepare instead.

“There’s an old school recipe she makes that she brought home from where she grew up in Rhode Island,” Fieri told TODAY Food in an interview. “It’s one of the first things she ever cooked for me and it’s still a favorite of mine.”

The nostalgia factor plays heavily here — certain foods can be associated with memories. Fieri called his wife’s creation a “far greater” version of noodles and beef.

“She sautés top sirloin with onions, mushrooms and garlic,” he said. “And she makes this fantastic gravy and serves it over egg noodles. It’s a very simple dish but it’s one of my favorites.”

He also cooks for his wife and kids

Though Fieri enjoys his wife’s simple and nostalgic recipe, he often takes the reins to prepare dinner for Lori and his two sons.

“My linguini and clams is probably one of her [Lori’s] all-time favorites,” he said during the same interview. “Especially when the clams are really small. And when we sit down together to have a really nice dinner.”

Guy and Lori met when she was a guest at a Long Beach, California restaurant he was managing. Their marriage has survived two decades in Hollywood because of their willingness to work together. “My wife and I have gone from being married at a young age to being where we are now — to get here, you have to be willing to adapt and understand,” Fieri explained. “It’s all compromise and understanding.”

Compromise, understanding, and top sirloin with noodles. Finally, the three secrets to a happy, lasting marriage!