Who Would You Rather Be?

Who would you rather be?

  • Anthony Bourdain – Host of No Reservations
  • Andrew Zimmern – Host of Bizarre Foods
  • Adam Richman – Host of Man Vs Food (yes, others too, but that is where he cut his chops)
  • Guy Fieri – Host of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives

First, let’s cross off Zimmern. Yes, he gets to go to the coolest places internationally, and I am a firm believer of trying everything once, but I think that pushes even my limits. He eats some of the most unusual, and gross sounding things. That job would have to go.

Next, is Richman. I love the idea of the food challenge. Having burned out many of my taste buds and (at times) expanded my stomach beyond where it should be, I think I could do the job. But look at the toll it takes. The early seasons he is young and somewhat vibrant. The later seasons – he is just worn out and the weight is everpresent.

Bourdain has some interesting travels and is a close second, but he is just a little too snarky for me. I think it makes the show, so it wouldn’t be me.

THE WINNER: Fieri. I love the out of the way joints. The diners that are open 24 hours. The place that has one killer dish that everyone in town knows about. He can keep his classic car, just send me the job.

Besides being a host, Fieri is a darn good cook.

This Fieri recipe received tremendous praise around the table. It wasn’t just good, it was awesome!

Just a few ingredients.

The key is marinating the chicken. Make sure you do it for at least four hours.

Coat and grill. That’s it.

Dirty P’s Garlic-Ginger Chicken Thighs

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Makes: 6-8 servings | Difficulty: Easy


  • 2pounds skin-on, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2tablespoons minced peeled ginger
  • 1/4cup soy sauce
  • 1/4cup fresh tangerine or orange juice
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for the grill


Combine the chicken, onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, juice and 1 teaspoon pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake to coat the chicken with the marinade. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat a grill to medium high and oil the grate. Grill the chicken skin-side down until marked, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip and continue to grill until cooked through, about 5 more minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/dirty-ps-garlic-ginger-chicken-thighs-recipe/index.html

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Categories: Chicken, Fruit, Grilled, kosher, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Dish 2, Picnic, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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30 Comments on “Who Would You Rather Be?”

  1. August 31, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    I agree, some of the best food is in unknown out of the way places.


  2. August 31, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    I adore Anthony Bourdain. But, I do get tired of his snobby ways and I’m kinda glad that No Reservations is on it’s last season this fall. Series Finale. Fin.


  3. jmwreviews
    August 31, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Im With you. Fieri is the clear winner with all of the little of the wall joints he hits.. Plus you get to drive around that sweet Camaro.


  4. August 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    I was drawn to the chicken recipe. I will be serving tonight, and I needed a new recipe. Thank you.


  5. August 31, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Bourdain FTW!


  6. August 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Ah, yes. Guy Fieri is the clear winner as he is the one that gets me to say “I want to try that!”


  7. August 31, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Let’s have a “ladies version” next time. I don’t think I want to be any of them 😉 I mean, three of them are fat, and Tony is just mean! Just sayin’…


    • September 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Hear, hear. I like Guy Fieri but the calorie counts on some of that food must go through the roof. I’d love a woman’s perspective on all of these shows. I’m picturing Giada de Laurentiis with Fieri at one of the diners…I can see her expression already. She would have the game face on, but inside she’d be all OMG, OMG.


  8. August 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Bourdain. Only because I love his books.


  9. August 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Totally agree! I am a Triple D addict!!


  10. August 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm #



  11. August 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    How about who you’d want to have dinner with?
    Bourdain 1st. Richman 2nd.


    • August 31, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

      Bourdain then Zimmern.


      • August 31, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

        I think that Bourdain is extremely more interesting than the rest. I have a soft spot in my heart for Richman because he looks and sounds like an old coworker of mine who is a solid dude. I like Zimmern, too.
        I also really like your work on this blog, sir!


  12. August 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Don’t watch much T.V, but I liked the recipe a whole lot!!!


  13. August 31, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Bourdain, please!


  14. Frances Yeo
    September 1, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    I love watching all those shows! Except for Diners, Drive Ins and Dives since none of the channels from our cable provider shows it. But I think I’d love to try what Zimmern does.

    I’ve tried this recipe too. My mom loves it and kept asking how I made it. I marinated the chicken for only an hour, though, because I read somewhere that you shouldn’t marinade in citrus for longer than an hour or 2. Also, instead of grilling I just cooked the chicken fillets on the pan. I served them along with this: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/garlicky-creamed-corn-and-spinach-recipe/index.html


  15. September 1, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Guy was my choice also, love his shows and food. This recipe is a keeper. Thinking tomorrow would be a nice day to make it.


  16. jetr1
    September 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    •Guy Fieri – Host of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives
    Not only would I be able to eat some amazing food, but meeting all the people and having fun at the same time. What a dream job


  17. September 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    We got addicted to Man vs Food – and visited some of his haunts on our travels in New York and Hawaii. Great fun, great food. And this recipe sounds delicious!


  18. September 2, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    i like the recipe, it is a simple-easy-to-do dish..


  19. September 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    Chicken recipe looks good, it’s on my chicken-to-do list.


  20. rachelocal
    September 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    I choose Bourdain. I’d rather spend my time traipsing the globe than stopping at truck stops or diners in Ohio or Missouri. Also Tony B can write!!


  21. September 3, 2012 at 2:17 am #

    Bourdain! Travel across the globe and try the local food is interesting activities to do.


  22. September 4, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    I have a thing for the snarky dry “humour”. 🙂


  23. September 5, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    what about Bobby Chinn? =) not on the selection though.


  24. September 21, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Anthony Bourdain. Hands down. As much as I love to watch him, I’m not brave enough for Andrew’s Shtick, I’ve never watched the third one. And I just don’t like the fourth guy.



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