Guy Fieri Says His Famous 'Donkey Sauce' Is Just Aïoli

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is not only known for his bleach-blonde locks, but also his signature condiment "Donkey Sauce." Recently, Fieri revealed that the famous sauce is simply aïoli.

In 2015, Fieri revealed the origins of the name, saying it was named after a conversation he had when working on a Carnival Cruise kitchen.

"I explained to one of the other chefs that you have to put the sauce on the burgers. He has this really thick accent and asks, 'Why?' 'You have to put the sauce on the burger or you're a jackass.' And he goes, 'Jackass? What's a jackass?' 'It's a donkey.' 'Oh, so it's donkey sauce.' That's really how it happened," Fieri said in an interview with Las Vegas Magazine.

Now, in an interview with Thrillist, Fieri talks more about the sauce's name and how it matches up to his recent promotion of healthy eating.

"If we called it aïoli, does that make it sexier? It's aïoli," Fieri said. "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.

"It's a quintessential ingredient in so many aspects of food, yet probably not the most beneficial except for flavor, probably the least beneficial, but it does have its place. All food has its place."

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