Guy Fieri has been publicly accused of homophobia in the past, so you can decide whether him presiding over 101 gay weddings in Florida over the weekend was a genuine cause he believes in or just good PR. Me, I prefer to believe that there is no bigotry in Flavortown. No bigotry and no salads.
The host of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy Fieri officiated at a mass wedding ceremony in Miami, Florida on Saturday for 101 same-sex couples.
Celebrity chef and Florida native Art Smith, who has cooked for Oprah Winfrey and former governor Bob Graham, organized the giant wedding on Miami Beach, writes the Associated Press. He summoned some of the country’s top chefs, who were in town for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, to help out. [Time]
“Where else but Flavortown could the manly flavor of tequila lime dippin’ sauce marry the even manlier flavor of smoked brisket chimichangas? Now, if you take this man to be your awesomely shredded husband, take the ring from off my pinkie and blot it with a paper towel, then place it on his finger.”
Many couples said they became emotional when Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host Fieri, a chef with spiky hair, tattoos and a love for Southern BBQ, officiated the ceremony in honor of his late sister who was a lesbian.
The couples were showered with white rose petals thrown from the balconies and then treated to a feast of fried chicken, grilled lamb, crab-stuffed avocadoes, empanadas and a seven-tier gold and silver cake from Duff Goldman, star of Food Network’s reality show Ace of Cakes. [AP]
I’d like to think each couple received a champagne flute filled with Donkey Sauce, and toasted to their union by interlocking arms and sipping it at the same time. Then the crowd threw habanero bourbon shrimp poppers and Guy Fieri spit roasted a single white dove, wrapped in Fireball-glazed smoked bacon.
The only danger of Guy Fieri officiating your wedding is that you have to wash your hands immediately after he touches you. Have you ever rubbed your eyes after cutting hot peppers? A single one of his rings or God forbid bracelets is like 10 ghost peppers.