Monday 10 December 2007
You might wonder what I have been up to the last few weeks. Well, I have to admit no cooking or baking was involved. Menu for Hope they call it.
It’s that time of year again, when food bloggers from all over the world join together, taking leave from our usual frivolity. Throughout the year, we celebrate food as a source of joy, but for two weeks every December, we ask you, our readers, to help us support those who are not so lucky, to whom food is not a mere indulgence but a matter of survival. This Menu for Hope is our small way to help. Please join us.
The following list is the listing of prizes offered by European bloggers for our Menu for Hope raffle. For this first day, I chose to display the prizes by code somewhat succinctly; but do check back often as I will write almost daily thematic round-ups. I’m sure you won’t be able to resist.
You can find the full listing over at Pim’s foodblog.
May I introduce you to the prizes.
I am a reader. How can I donate and enter the Menu for Hope raffle?
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EU01 – Edible Paris food tour (worth 200€)
EU02 – Gorgeous Italian hamper
EU03 – Fun gourmet bag
EU04 – Paris market tour and lunch for two
EU05 – A box of Belgian homemade sweets by il cavoletto di Bruxelles
EU06 – A signed copy of Mercotte latest book Desserts créatifs, plus Trish Deseine’s Fêtes Maison and Quiche, cakes et compagnie
EU07 – A signed copy of Clotilde’s upcoming book on Paris: Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris
EU08 – Teatime at la Cocotte
EU09 – La Cocotte’s speciality dulce de leche Coquettines
EU10 – Homemade sablés aux olives noires and sablés au chocolat et à la fleur de sel, just like Pierre Hermé’s
EU11 – Foodie week end with French girl Fanny
EU12 – Two homemade loafs cakes (green tea and chestnut, and yuzu) plus Swiss specialty gruyère bricelets
EU13 – A big box of Swiss chocolates
EU14 – Bento Maker’s Starter Box
EU15 – A special irresistible baking collection for all Moomin lovers
EU16 – A jar of homemade chocolate and banana jam, and tea with Marion at Jean-Paul Hévin
EU17 – A shining new KitchenAid stand mixer with ice cream attachment, plus David’s lastest book: The perfect scoop (US only)
EU18 – A signed copy of Pascale’s Cadeaux gourmands, and a microplane grater (Europe only)
EU19 – Cooking lesson in northern Umbria for two (worth 175€)
EU20 – Name a sweet baby girl goat (names start with a D this year) that will make one of the finest organic goat’s cheese of the French Riviera
EU21 – A pretty vintage print advertising Beurre de Normandie.
EU22 – Seminar walk around Paris (worth 110€).
EU23 – A signed copy of Dorie’s beautiful cookbook: Baking from my home to yours (can be delivered by Dorie herself if you’re lucky enough to live in Paris)
EU24 – A lovely food tour of Lyon and a basket full of homemade chocolaty goodies
EU25 – One of Kate’s much loved and precious hand-thrown Cassoulet pots from Camp Cassoulet
EU26 – Pierre Hermé’s latestbook: Confidences sucrées
EU27 – “Artigianale basket” of Italian artisan goodies
EU28 – Lunch with Elisabeth at Lenôtre in Cannes (France)
EU29 – A signed copy of Sophie’s stunning book: La table du thé
EU30 – A five-day cooking with fire workshop in the heart of Chianti for one lucky person (worth 2000€)
EU31 – A personal tour of elBulli kitchen laboratory with Ferran Adria
EU32 – Two tickets to Madrid Fusion, worth 1,200 euros!
EU33 – A signed copy of Cléa’s latest book: Quinoa
EU34 – Very Swedish: a parcel containing a great cookbook, Swedish bread, spices, candy and a hand-made heart-shaped potholder
EU35 – Duchy original cookbook, and a print of one of Meeta’s pictures
EU36 – Vintage Gourmet vegetarian food for carnivores cookbook, and a gorgeous Christmas box with one of Sandra’s homemade jam
EU37 – Gastronomic tour of Barcelona with Silly Disciple
EU40 – Lunch for two at Alain Passard’s Arpège
1. Choose a prize or prizes of your choice from our Menu for Hope at Chez Pim
2. Go to the donation site at http://www.firstgiving.com/menuforhope4 and make a donation.
3. Please specify which prize you’d like in the ‘Personal Message’ section in the donation form when confirming your donation. You must write-in how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code.
Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. For example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3 tickets for EU02. Please write 2xEU01, 3xEU02.
4. If your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.
5. Please check the box to allow us to see your email address so that we can contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.
Check back on Chez Pim on Wednesday, January 9 for the results of the raffle.
Thanks for your participation, and good luck in the raffle!