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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.

What is Menu for Hope?

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?
I am a blogger. You can promote Menu for Hope on your blog.

EU01 – Edible Paris food tour (worth 200€)

From Rosa.
Read more about this prize at Rosa Jackson.
How to enter?
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EU02 – Gorgeous Italian hamper

From Sara & San Lorenzo.
Read more about this prize at Kitchen Pantry.
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EU03 – Fun gourmet bag

From Tertia.
Read more about this prize at Koken and Co.
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EU04 – Paris market tour and lunch for two

From See.
Read more about this prize at Umami.
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EU05 – A box of Belgian homemade sweets by il cavoletto di Bruxelles

From Sigrid.
Read more about this prize at il cavoletto di Bruxelles .
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EU06 – A signed copy of Mercotte latest book Desserts créatifs, plus Trish Deseine’s Fêtes Maison and Quiche, cakes et compagnie

From Mercotte.
Read more about this prize at La cuisine de Mercotte.
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EU07 – A signed copy of Clotilde’s upcoming book on Paris: Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris

From Clotilde.
Read more about this prize at Chocolate and Zucchini.
How to enter?
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EU08 – Teatime at la Cocotte

From Rachel.
Read more about this prize at Rkhooks.
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EU09 – La Cocotte’s speciality dulce de leche Coquettines

From Rachel.
Read more about this prize at Rkhooks.
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EU10 – Homemade sablés aux olives noires and sablés au chocolat et à la fleur de sel, just like Pierre Hermé’s

From Fanny.
Read more about this prize at foodbeam.
How to enter?
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EU11 – Foodie week end with French girl Fanny

From Fanny.
Read more about this prize at foodbeam.
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EU12 – Two homemade loafs cakes (green tea and chestnut, and yuzu) plus Swiss specialty gruyère bricelets

From Marcia.
Read more about this prize at Sooishi.
How to enter?
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EU13 – A big box of Swiss chocolates

From Makiko.
Read more about this prize at Just Hungry.
How to enter?
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EU14 – Bento Maker’s Starter Box

From Makiko.
Read more about this prize at Just Bento.
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EU15 – A special irresistible baking collection for all Moomin lovers

From Dagmar.
Read more about this prize at a Cat in the kitchen.
How to enter?
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EU16 – A jar of homemade chocolate and banana jam, and tea with Marion at Jean-Paul Hévin

From Marion.
Read more about this prize at Il en faut peu pour être heureux.
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EU17 – A shining new KitchenAid stand mixer with ice cream attachment, plus David’s lastest book: The perfect scoop (US only)

From David.
Read more about this prize at David Lebovitz.
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EU18 – A signed copy of Pascale’s Cadeaux gourmands, and a microplane grater (Europe only)

From Pascale.
Read more about this prize at C’est moi qui l’ai fait.
How to enter?
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EU19 – Cooking lesson in northern Umbria for two (worth 175€)

From Judith.
Read more about this prize at Think on it.
How to enter?
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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

From Fanny.
Read more about this prize at foodbeam.
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EU21 – A pretty vintage print advertising Beurre de Normandie.

From Lucy.
Read more about this prize at Lucy’s kitchen notebook.
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EU22 – Seminar walk around Paris (worth 110€).

From Jeremy & Context Travel.
Read more about this prize at Context Travel.
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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)

From Dorie.
Read more about this prize at Dorie Greenspan.
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EU24 – A lovely food tour of Lyon and a basket full of homemade chocolaty goodies

From Guillemette.
Read more about this prize at Chocolat et caetera.
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EU25 – One of Kate’s much loved and precious hand-thrown Cassoulet pots from Camp Cassoulet

From Kate.
Read more about this prize at Kate Hill: A French kitchen adventure.
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EU26 – Pierre Hermé’s latestbook: Confidences sucrées

From Jessica.
Read more about this prize at La cilliegina sulla torta.
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EU27 – “Artigianale basket” of Italian artisan goodies

From Sara.
Read more about this prize at Ms Adventures in Italy.
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EU28 – Lunch with Elisabeth at Lenôtre in Cannes (France)

From Elisabeth.
Read more about this prize at La vie en English.
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EU29 – A signed copy of Sophie’s stunning book: La table du thé

From Sophie.
Read more about this prize at Chez Ptipois.
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EU30 – A five-day cooking with fire workshop in the heart of Chianti for one lucky person (worth 2000€)

From Judy and Kate.
Read more about this prize at Over a Tuscan stove.
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EU31 – A personal tour of elBulli kitchen laboratory with Ferran Adria

From Pim.
Read more about this prize at Chez Pim.
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EU32 – Two tickets to Madrid Fusion, worth 1,200 euros!

From Pim.
Read more about this prize at Chez Pim.
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EU33 – A signed copy of Cléa’s latest book: Quinoa

From Cléa.
Read more about this prize at Cléa cuisine.
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EU34 – Very Swedish: a parcel containing a great cookbook, Swedish bread, spices, candy and a hand-made heart-shaped potholder

From Anne.
Read more about this prize at Anne’s food.
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EU35 – Duchy original cookbook, and a print of one of Meeta’s pictures

From Meeta.
Read more about this prize at What’s for lunch honey?.
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EU36 – Vintage Gourmet vegetarian food for carnivores cookbook, and a gorgeous Christmas box with one of Sandra’s homemade jam

From Sandra.
Read more about this prize at Un tocco di zenzero.
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EU37 – Gastronomic tour of Barcelona with Silly Disciple

From Mariano.
Read more about this prize at Silly Disciple.
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EU40 – Lunch for two at Alain Passard’s Arpège

From Pim.
Read more about this prize at Chez Pim.
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How can I donate and enter the Menu for Hope raffle?
If you’re interested in buying into the raffle, here’s what you need to do:

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.
Example:

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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.
Example:

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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!