Someone Still Loves You, Guy Fieri

Eddie Huang, co-owner of Baohaus, holds a pair of  "The Taiwanese Te-Bao," a Taiwanese pork chop with curry seasoning, pickles daikon-carrot, jalapeno, aioli and cilantro in a steamed bun, in the New York restaurant, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin may be hot on the court, but can he sell a drink? How about a sandwich? If the surge in Lin-inspired cocktails and dishes showing up on menus is any indication, it seems some restaurateurs gambling on yes.
Thanks, Guy. Photo: Richard Drew/Corbis

"And despite the fact that I think Guy Fieri looks like a rodeo clown, I have to say he played a part in encouraging me to do this. I can’t cosign Tex-Mex sushi or wearing your sunglasses backward, but one time … he got it right. So, as I say this with a trash can under my head in case vomit involuntarily spews out of my eyes, 'Thank you, Guy Fieri.'” —Author, restaurateur, and TED Fellow Eddie Huang recalls the moment Guy Fieri liked his red-cooked skirt steak, thereby keeping his soaring dreams of becoming a professional chef aloft. [NYM, Earlier]