Yankee announcer Michael Kay is a real meathead.
And now that local TV anchor Jodi Applegate is about to marry him, she’s desperately trying to figure out how to please a man wedded to only three foods: steak, bacon, and chicken parmesan.
That’s all her fiancé ever wants to eat.
“He will eat a salad, but only if it’s iceberg lettuce, and nothing else, no dressing. So it’s basically frozen water served with a fork,” says Applegate, a self-described foodie wannabe.
“Chicken parm is probably the most exotic thing he’ll eat — and he’ll eat mozzarella cheese because it’s in chicken parm,” said Applegate, who anchors the evening news for cable Channel 12 on Long Island.
On their first date, they ordered a caprese salad to share — but Kay took all the mozzarella and left her the tomatoes.
“I was immediately nervous. I thought, ‘OK, is he just a quirky guy, or is he really OCD about what he eats?’ So I threw a tomato on his plate to see if he freaked out. He just laughed, thank goodness,” she recalled.
She also tried to make him classic French beef bourguignon, which she told him was beef stew. That’s when she learned he won’t eat soup.
Kay says he’ll never give up his three favorites — especially the chicken parm.
Can you say “See-ya!” to good cardiovascular health?