Marital Status: Happily married to Ethel Ginsburg, also referred to as “Mrs. Food,” of course
Children: Steve Ginsburg, Caryl Ginsburg Fantel and Chuck Ginsburg
Grandchildren: I have 6 – five girls and one boy, and I can’t forget my two granddogs!
Who cooks at home? Both Ethel and I do and, yes, I help with the cleanup!
Favorite Book: Hawaii by James Michener
Favorite Food: A simple tomato sandwich made with thick-cut, home-grown tomatoes
Hobby: I love golf. I’m not that great but, boy, do I love it!
Person I would most want to have dinner with: Christiane Amanpour, a highly respected journalist known for her intelligent coverage of international news. I know I’d do a lot more listening than talking at dinner with her!
Most memorable professional day: Taping shows at the Ephesus Church in Harlem, New York, when the Boys Choir of Harlem sang for us. The heavenly sound from their first notes sent chills up my spine…it was truly moving.
Charities Supported: American Diabetes Association and Variety Club International, among many others
My perfect day: Golf in the morning then spending the rest of the day with my family
Favorite TV show: I love Jeopardy. I’m actually pretty good at it, too!
My biggest inspiration: My mom and dad. They both had such a passion for food, and it was amazing how each of them could turn practically nothing into something delicious for our family to eat. They had no choice but to make do with the little we had. I thank them every day for those life lessons.
My greatest joys: There are two. Of course, my family – I love being surrounded by them and sharing all that life brings us. Also, meeting so many people as I travel the country – you’re all like my extended family.
My business philosophy: Treat other people the way you would want to be treated. I know, it sounds so basic, but it has been the foundation of my company from Day One.
The most challenging part of being Mr. Food: Today the concept of “quick & easy” is pretty widely accepted, but when I began my career as Mr. Food, many food critics thought I was nuts and that this concept would never catch on! Boy, I'm sure glad it did!
One thing I’ve yet to accomplish: With my busy schedule, it’s been hard to visit all the places that I would like to. I want to see even more of the world and share those experiences with my viewers.