Guy Fieri’s best best tips and tricks for home cooks – Insider
- Chef and Food Network star Guy Fieri is known for his shows like “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”
- While partnering with King’s Hawaiian, Fieri told Insider his biggest tips for beginner home cooks.
- Make sure to use high-quality ingredients and be adventurous with your pantry staples.
It’s no secret Guy Fieri is a household name and foodie icon.
In addition to presenting successful TV franchises like “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” the chef has given back to his communities in several ways, from donating over $25 million to restaurant workers during the coronavirus pandemic to operating mobile kitchens during California wildfires.
Recently, Fieri partnered with King’s Hawaiian to help home cooks master simple dishes and he told Insider some of his best tips for beginners.
Make sure to include contrasting flavors and textures in each recipe
Multiple flavor profiles can elevate just about any meal.
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According to the chef, the key to an interesting plate is the juxtaposition. This applies to every dish, from sandwiches to salads.
For a good sandwich, he recommends mixing acid, flavor, and crunch with giardiniera (pickled vegetables), crispy lettuce, thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes, sweet onions, high-quality mustard, and premium deli meats.
He told Insider that bread is key to a good sandwich and King’s Hawaiian is his top pick.
“The sandwich always starts with the bread,” Fieri added. “First thing that makes it in your mouth, first thing you see on the plate is the bread.”
He said a toasted King’s Hawaiian roll can add the perfect touch of sweetness to a sandwich, tying everything together in a symphony of great flavors and textures.
When it comes to condiments to add moisture and flavor to a sandwich, Fieri said he doesn’t shy away from mixing something up from scratch, whether that be his famous donkey sauce (a garlicky sauce with a mayonnaise base) or a homemade aioli.
Don’t be afraid to be adventurous with your ingredients and switch up recipes
For example, bread can be more than just a sandwich base.
Fieri said he likes to tear up some sweet King’s Hawaiian bread to throw into a panzanella salad or toasts chunks with a little olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and fresh herbs for “fantastic croutons.” He said the ingredient also works as a panade, the starch-liquid mixture that is added to the ground beef, for meatballs.
Fieri said he and his family also make sure to plan …….