We are now more than midway through Day 3 of Menu for Hope 6 so I thought I should bang the gong and give you a short version on my 4 prizes.
The 2009 Edition of Menu for Hope benefits Purchase for Progress, a UN program buying food from small local farmers in turn providing them with a sense of stability.
Number 1 is a Signed Copy of 'Everyday Harumi' courtesy of Conran-Octopus USA
The Bid Item Number for Everyday Harumi signed copy is UE34.
Want to add a Japanese touch to your house parties in 2010?
Harumi Kurihara's latest cookbook 'Everyday Harumi' (Conran/Octopus) is the perfect introduction.
"60 new home-style recipes for you to make for family and friends. Harumi wants everyone to be able to make her recipes and she demonstrates how easy it is to cook Japanese food for every day occasions without needing to shop at specialist food stores.
Number 2, Go Natural with Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda, Get your 12 Pack of Zen
The Bid Item Number for Mary Jane Soda + T-shirt is UE35.
When not drinking wine or water, some of us do that once in a while when we don't have an espresso, what other options do we have, overly caffeinated or coma inducing sugar bombs, no thank you.
I did find an alternative, Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda from Colorado.
They got my seal of approval after a thorough sipping and swirling.
The good people at Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda were kind enough to give us a 12 Pack of their soft drink and a matching T-Shirt as our Second Item open to Bids for Menu for Hope 6.
Next at Number 3, you can Lift Lives, Bid on 'Coco' 10 Future Food Stars picked by 10 Star Chefs thanks to Phaidon USA.
The Bid Item Number for "Coco: 10 World-Leading Masters Choose 100 Contemporary Chefs" is UE36.
This is Not a Cookbook, Helen Rosner warns us in her review for Eat Me Daily (October 19):
Last at Number 4, Wine you Can Wear, T-shirt Trio featuring Palacios, Prum and Draper courtesy of Terroir New York.
Bid Item Number for "Wine You Can Wear" is UE37.
Not 'Instant Karma', maybe its wine version as served from deep down in New York City.
The wine and restaurant mavericks of Terroir NY liked the vision of Menu for Hope 6 and dropped some Wine you Can Wear, 3 of their famous/infamous Revolutionaries of Wine T-shirts from the Terroir Online Store in our gift basket.
Here's the propaganda:
"These graphic and yet educational T-shirts each feature valuable information about each winemaker on the back, baseball card style."
Interested in one or two or three or all of the above, here are the step by step instructions on how to get your bids rolling in:
Visit the Menu for Hope 6 Donation Page hosted by First Giving
- Click 'Give now'
- Specify which bid item you'd like in the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form when confirming your donation.
- You must write-in how many tickets you want per bid item, and please use the bid item code.
- Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a bid item of your choice.
- If your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.
- 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.
Keep your cool, winners will be announced by Pim without whom there would be no Menu for Hope at Chez Pim on January 18, 2010.
Menu for Hope 6, Part 5.