March 9, 2011
Dear Mr. Flay:
I am writing to you because I am a big fan of your work and enjoyed the premiere of America’s Next Great Restaurant. I wish more than anything in the world that I could cook as good as you do. That is one of the reasons that I am writing to you. I have this strange compulsion that when I fish I eat the bait. Fish eggs, stink bait, night crawlers, it doesn’t matter as I am sitting around on the dock I pop them into my mouth and trust me it tastes bad, but I can’t stop myself. I was hoping that you could send me a letter back with suggestions of seasonings I can add to my bait to make it taste better.
Also I was wondering if I could get an autograph photo of you for my collection. I have enclosed a self addressed stamped envelope for your return correspondence.
Thank you for your time and remember I am waiting with baited breath for your autograph and recipe.