Ultimate Throwback Photos From Your Favorite Food Network Stars

Bobby Flay

The adorable, freckled Irish American boy you see in the photo is none other than Top Chef Bobby Flay. This photo was taken when he was around 10 years old. Flay had already embarked on his cooking career though because when he was 8, he asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas.

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His father didn’t think it was “manly” enough and wanted to gift him a G.I. Joe instead. Flay ended up receiving both toys for Christmas but we think we know which one he liked more.