SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) – Celebrity chef Guy Fieri wants parents to prepare meals with their children every week, even if they don’t cook like a Food Network star.

The Northern California restaurant owner and host of several food and reality TV shows dropped by California’s Capitol on Monday to promote a resolution urging parents to cook with their children on Sundays.

It follows a resolution Fieri helped draft in 2008 labeling the second Saturday in May “Cook With Your Kids Day.”

Fieri, whose shows include “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” said parents should get children involved in every step of the meal. Doing so, he said, would bring families closer together and encourage healthy eating habits.

The resolution was adopted by the Senate 39-0 and now goes to the state Assembly.

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  1. Book Passage says:

    JUST ADDED: Guy Fieri at Book Passage, Ferry Bldg., San Francisco
    Thurs., May 12, 12:00 pm

    SIGNING ONLY. As his millions of fans can attest, celebrity chef, television host, restaurantor and culinary adventurer Guy Fieri is all about big flavor and big fun. With two bestsellers already under his belt, Guy is now showcasing his own personal recipes in “Guy Fieri Food: Cookin It, Livin’ It, Lovin’ It” (William Morrow). In this just published book, Guy serves up a huge helping of “off the hook” dishes (including more than 150 original recipes) along with taste-bud teasing color photos and original illustrations by Guy’s tattoo artist, the nationally renowned Joe Leonard. Join Food Network star Guy Fieri at Book Passage in San Francisco’s Ferry Building as he celebrates the publication of his first ever cookbook: this rockin’ meet the author booksigning will take place at noon on May 12th. Purchase of “Guy Fieri Food: Cookin It, Livin’ It, Lovin’ It” from Book Passage admits one to the signing line.

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