For the 6th year in a row, as Christmas and the end of the year festivities approach, food and wine bloggers around the world join in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the UN World Food Programme with Menu for Hope 6 (December 14-25).
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.
In the US and Europe, she might not be the food star she is in Japan, reason more to discover her now.
A signed copy of 'Everyday Harumi' is the first item we are offering for Menu for Hope 6 thanks to the generosity of Conran/Octopus USA.
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.
Interested, the Bid Item Number for Everyday Harumi signed copy is UE34.
To Donate and Enter the Menu for Hope Raffle here's what you need to do:
Visit the Menu for Hope 6 Donation Page hosted by First Giving
Please 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.
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.
Want to check all the other wonderful items that my fellow bloggers around the world have come up with:
Browse the amazing array of delectable items offered by food and wine bloggers from all over the world. You can browse the raffle items by region:
Asia Pacific (hosted by Ed of Tomatom)
USA: East Coast (hosted by Helen of Tartelette) That's my local team
USA: West Coast (hosted by Shauna of Gluten Free Girl)
Canada (hosted by Tara of Seven Spoons)
or if you're a wine geek you might want to head directly to see Alder at Vinography for the wine related prizes.
So don't hesitate, start entering your bids today.
Winners will be announced by Pim who started it all on Chez Pim on Monday, January 18.
I will share details about my 3 other bid items later in the day.
Thanks in advance for your generosity.
Menu for Hope 6, Part 1