Thank You + an Update

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SO, I finally have a breather to sit down and write. First off, my thanks goes out to every single person who supported our QVC efforts yesterday.

We first launched the Mad Hungry cookbook in October 2009. One thing that has always been so satisfying is how much that book has resonated in people’s lives. Not because it reinvented the wheel, but because it reminded us of the wheel. I have always responded to the saying, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In MH terms: cook for the ones you love. Teach them to cook for themselves. And they will pass it on.

In my own life, no greater thing is true. It has been my passion and pleasure to cook for my family and to teach them as we go along. All three of my boys can feed themselves healthfully and frugally at home. They all love cooking for others too. Now (and not to be greedy here), but its my dream that everyone in our rich country be mad hungry no more.

If the spirit moves you, please join me in supporting No Kid Hungry to learn how to help change this situation. As co-founder Jeff Bridges write, “Charity is an important provider of emergency assistance, but it’s no way to feed a nation. We don’t protect our national security through charity, and we shouldn’t protect our families that we either.”

Everything from the MHTV show to our first little spurtle effort is born out of the authentic experience of feeding my family in everyday life. This should be a right, not a privilege for all of us. As long as you guys keep responding, we can keep doing what we are doing here at Mad Hungry, which is why yesterdays success makes me so happy.

Beginning March 19th, I’m hitting the road on our Mad Hungry Cravings book tour. We’ll post that schedule tomorrow, so please check back. I hope as many of you as possible will come out and say hi if we are in your neck orf the woods.

With sincere gratitude,


(Photo courtesy of: Wes Weisser, Producer/Shooter/Editor at QVC).

  • Kathy Huffman February 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I love your cookbook and your mission to feed your family and the world. I miss your show so much, I loved watching you cook with your boys and it was such an inspiration. I know a lot of us hope to see you back on TV soo. Have a great book tour!

  • Elisa E. P February 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I hope you can make it to the Kansas City, Mo Metro area, I would love to see you. What happened that your reruns were not one today?

  • Jennifer Bush Luce February 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of your Mad Hungry cookbook when you were in Seattle on your last book tour, but I’m happy to buy the next one! Thanks for sharing your love of cooking with all of us. I’m a mom of 3 little boys and I want them to love cooking too. Enjoy the book tour, however frantic it gets!

  • Jill Dube March 1, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Spurtle just came from QVC

    Did you know they are made in China and the packaging gives off fumes? I hope they arent all like that

    Good luck on teh book tour

  • martinchan March 5, 2013 at 12:10 am

    thanks for sharing nice update tips

  • Paula Scarlett March 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Hope the Tour includes Michigan, I’ll keep watching to see if you can swing by our region also!

  • Kathy H March 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Please come to LA!!!!!

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