Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay co-hosts with Kathie Lee, dishes on his firsts

July 26, 2011 at 1:32 PM ET

As if he doesn’t have enough gigs, celeb chef Bobby Flay (who is on four TV shows and owns 11 restaurants) co-hosted TODAY with Kathie Lee Gifford – who was actually the first to take his television virginity. He appeared on Regis and Kathie Lee 23 years ago, when he was just 23 years old.

He also dished on his upcoming stint on the HBO show “Entourage.”

“I cannot confirm nor deny that I’m a candidate for Mrs. Ari’s boyfriend,” he told Kathie Lee. The conversation soon turned into a double entendre about the size of character Ari Gold’s “agency.”

Bobby took a look back at the start of his career, and explains that he dropped out of high school to work for a restaurant, even though he really had no idea what he was going to be doing with his life.

Then, the duo talked about author and restaurant critic Danyelle Freeman’s take on what you can find out about a man you’re dating by what he eats. Apparently, you can scope out how a guy perfoms in bed based on what he orders. Does he get chicken a lot? Well, then, he’s probably predictable and slightly boring. Does he order his steak rare? Then he might be looking elsewhere for excitement. Bobby shared an anecdote about his first date with his now-wife, actress Stephanie March.

“She said I was the first guy to ask her out who like, had a formal plan,” he said. “I learned that she loved to eat, and that was great for me. My wife has the greatest appetite in the world.”

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