He Saw It, He Loved It, He Ate It: Maurice Sendak on Real Food

This may be the highest wisdom I’ve heard in support of the Food Revolution–it’s not just about Kale, is it?  It’s about life, art, celebration, wildness.

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”

–Maurice Sendak

Rest in Wild Peace, Mr. Sendak.

For more wonderful Sendak quotes and memories, see Freshair Remembers Maurice Sendak.

Meanwhile, today is Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day.  I don’t often go in for the celebrity-chef-days-of-whatever, but Jamie Oliver is cute as pie, tells the truth, and cooks like a madman.  Let’s celebrate.



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