The Real Reason Guy Fieri Can't Watch Andrew Zimmern

Food celebrity Guy Fieri comes across on camera as a gutsy guy who's usually up for a culinary adventure. As per Showbiz Cheat Sheet, he has tried several unbelievable dishes on his show, "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives." Fieri is super passionate about the show and spends a couple of months with his team in a new city, exploring the food scene before picking locations. Speaking with Deadline, he said, "We put blood, sweat, and tears into making these shows happen, and finding the best places."

When Fieri does find these restaurants, he prepares himself to experiment as much as he can. For instance, he has dived into a pig head platter with edible flowers. He ate grasshopper tacos with guacamole. Yet his exploits don't hold a candle to the daring dishes spotlighted on "Bizarre Foods." In fact, while Fieri may be comfortable experimenting on camera, it's difficult for him to watch fellow celeb Andrew Zimmern try unusual food items on television. He has an explanation for that.

Getting too extreme scares him

For Guy Fieri, there is a limit to what can be pulled off while working. The chef doesn't stray too far away from his comfort zone while filming "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives." He told the Food Republic that he can't get too extreme on camera. The most he might muster are "a few lamb tongues," pig ears, or "maybe" the feline equivalent of Rocky Mountain oysters. Fieri explained, "I'm not up there trying to wow anybody – I tell him [Andrew Zimmern] all the time that I just can't even watch him do it because it scares me." 

Meanwhile, Zimmern is known for eating the most daunting dishes as the star of, "Bizarre Foods." During his time on the show, he consumed moldy ketchup, jellied moose, partly developed duck embryos, and a plethora of other dishes that would probably make Fieri tremble from his frosted tips to his toes.

Interestingly, Fieri is a big fan of veggies and loves to experiment with salads, something people might not know. "Unfortunately, that's not what everybody gets to see: they see a guy with spikey blond hair and some tattoos driving a hot rod around and they want to say that all this guy has eaten is corndogs," Fieri lamented.