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).