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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.

    If you're a fan of the Food Network or have opinions on spiked hair, then you probably know Guy Fieri.

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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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    Though it's all over the menus at Fieri's restaurants, the recipe for the creamy, yellow-hued Donkey Sauce has long been shrouded in secrecy.

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    But in an interview recently published on Thrillist, Fieri finally revealed what Donkey Sauce actually is...

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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.

    Some people were shook:

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    While others were left pondering the reality of the rest of Flavortown:

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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?

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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.