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Here's What Guy Fieri's Donkey Sauce Is Actually Made Out Of

Turns out Flavortown is all just make-believe.

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The star behind "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" (now 10 years in the running) is known for his taste in greasy food, his ability to catapult restaurants into popularity with a single visit, and, of course, his signature Donkey Sauce.

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It's just aioli! 😂😂

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Replying to a question regarding Donkey Sauce's unhealthiness, Fieri says, "You're stereotyping it. If we called it aioli, does that make it sexier? It's aioli. This goes back to that exact comment that I said in the beginning: it's about moderation. I called it Donkey Sauce because you have to make fun of it."

YEP. Aioli — or basically, a mixture of extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and egg yolk — is a sauce you can whip up in any ol' kitchen.

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In fact, if you want to make a version of the sauce yourself right this minute, Bon Appetit has a recipe for a super creamy aioli you can try at home.

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In the same interview, Fieri also revealed he lived in France as a teenager, where he “studied life.”

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"At 16 and a half years old, I got on a plane, flew to Paris, had a friend of the family pick me up and drive me to a little town called Chantilly. I lived in a boarding house. I went to high school in France for a year. And I traveled Europe and did amazing things."

He's also into self-improvement books...

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"I read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I really got a lot out of it. And I'm a Dale Carnegie fan. How to Win Friends and Influence People is another great book. I met Tony Robbins the other day, for the first time. He's such a power."

...and ~staying grounded~.

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"I try to improve upon myself every day, and I try to make sure that I spend more time not doing things that I think I need to be doing. Not working. Spending more time staying grounded. I'm walking around my garden right now, as I talk. It's my favorite place."

For more, read the entire interview with Guy Fieri on Thrillist.

  1. Are you surprised Donkey Sauce is just aioli?

    Not really, anyone who takes something called Donkey Sauce seriously needs to chill.
    Whaaaaat — I always thought there was a special ingredient in there that made it taste so good.
    TBH, I've never heard of or tried Donkey Sauce.

Here's What Guy Fieri's Donkey Sauce Is Actually Made Out Of

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Are you surprised Donkey Sauce is just aioli?
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    Not really, anyone who takes something called Donkey Sauce seriously needs to chill.
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    Whaaaaat — I always thought there was a special ingredient in there that made it taste so good.
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    TBH, I've never heard of or tried Donkey Sauce.

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