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Guy Fieri’s Spain Adventure is triple delicioso as America’s chef hits Iberian peninsula

Guy Fieri stars in a new show for Travel Channel, as he eats and drinks his way across Spain

Travel Channel is bringing Guy Fieri back to the smallscreen tonight!

Guy Fieri’s Spain Adventure sees our NorCal chef and spiky-haired restaurant mogul take his famous Triple D (Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives) crew to the sunny Catalonian provinces of Barcelona as they eat and drink — totally gobsmacked of course — across a region famous for incredible seafood and wines like sparkling cava and reds made from Garnacha, Carignan and Tempranillo grapes.

Guy Fieri’s Spain Adventure premieres tonight on Travel Channel

American culinary staple and the nemesis of worldly Anthony Bourdain, California’s most recognizable chef has carved an empire from his popular series affectionately know as the “Triple D.”

People actually plan vacations around Fieri’s often rerun and repeated joyride TV series across America as he shamelessly low-balled cuisine — favoring the burger and fry over any haute cuisine fancy pants foie gras.

Fieri was born Guy Ferry, but changed his name to honor his Italian blood.

Fans of Fieri’s, who began their tasty Triple D road trip with him in 2006, know his adoration for food is pretty much on the same level as his love for his often mentioned son Hunter, who grew up while Guy traipsed the food world fantastic.

Now Guy and his Triple D crew head to Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region in the northeast of Spain to get a taste of authentic Spanish food. And he’s not shy about it.

Say what you will about Fieri, it is his unbridled enthusiasm for eating good food, many times with just his hands, and drinking good wine and spirits that sells everything he puts his name on.

Monsters and Critics has interviewed Fieri in the past for Triple D and know firsthand that this hard worker came up interested in food and cooking early on, busting out tasty meals for his mom and dad before he hit puberty.

A lucky chance to visit France as an exchange student lit his passion for food on fire, and now Travel Channel is harnessing the power of Fieri beginning tonight as Guy enjoys his Spanish adventure in Barcelona.

In preview footage he is shown drinking wine out of a traditional porron.

There’s a method to his showy madness here as a Spanish porron — or porro in Catalonia — is a traditional pitcher, used for both drinking and storing wine.

This unique piece of handblown glass has two holes — the big one at the top is used to refill it as the small one is designed to deliver the tasty vino straight into the drinker’s mouth with calculated precision. Yes, Guy will show you how to do it like a native!

Guy Fieri drinks Catalonian wine from a traditional porron

Guy and his Triple D crew also go on the hunt for octopus in the Mediterranean for a lip-smacking seafood Fideuà, sort of a similar dish to the well-known Paella, served with delicious miracle sauce allioli.

Are you smelling what Fieri is cooking yet?

Guy Fieri’s Spain Adventure premieres tonight on Travel Channel at 10|9c.

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