Molly’s Blog: Fan Letters from Kids
Greetings from Food Works. Andrew is out of town today for a speaking gig at Harper College (for those of you in the Chicago area, there are still some tickets available… his talk is at 7pm tonight, 4/28.), and when the boss is away, we like to dig through his stuff.
AZ’s refers to his desk as “organized chaos.” My co-worker Dusti and I think of it more as “chaos,” but I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree on that one. Anyhow, he’s got a bunch of very sweet letters from some of his younger fans at his desk. Since we love reading these, I figured the rest of you would, too.
The above letter from Maile arrived with this beautiful drawing of a four-headed animal with bat wings, a sour apple flavored jelly bean body, four legs, and a tail sporting a bow-tie (?). I’m not sure what you’d call this creature, or where it comes from. Only from the mind of a first grader… or Stephen King:
Next, we have this note from Zenett B. from New York City. The nurse from her elementary school sent us the letter– apparently Zenett was sick, but mustered the energy to write this very nice letter– which includes a drawing of Andrew wearing a shirt that says, “I’ll eat anything!” and carrying a suitcase (?) that says “Show me disscasting food!” There’s also a 12-legged centipede.
It’s a little blurry, so…
I really like your show easpishly when you went 48 hours in the jungle. Me and my mom love your show. I can’t belive that you ate pigs brains! Wow I hope we can meet.
P.S. You are my hero!
The next letter comes from Charlie of Jupiter, Florida.
Dear Andrew Zimmern,
My name is Charlie B. and I’m 9 years old. I love watching your show “Bizzare Foods”. Even though you eat some of the most bizzare foods I ever heard of, I would still eat some of them. I want to ask you, “Can I have an autograph of you eating a bizzare food?” If not, you can just send me a picture of you. Autographed.
Thank you for writing me.
Love, Charlie B.
Oh, and don’t forget, if it looks good, EAT IT!
P.S. I had some beef tongue!
Our last drawing comes from Dusti’s 9-year-old daughter, Hattie, who drew this photo of her with Andrew. AZ loves this one because, as you can see, he has a lot of hair (kind of Donald Trump-like, don’t you think?).
Thanks to all you kids (and parents… and school nurses) who send along these kind notes. We love ‘em.