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.
Why are my Odds of Winning many of us think hen offered a chance to bid in a raffle type of event?
Well with Menu for Hope 6 even if you're not an insider as myself due to my participation (just kidding, I am just one of the many ants in the farm), there is a way to check the temperature of the bids on the items offered thanks to the Neat List (organized by region) shared by Pim of Chez Pim:
Many prizes are COOL, in the middle, temperate, not making waves.
Some items are HOT:
|UW04||The Grand Tasting Menu+wine pairings for two at
Michelin 2-star Manresa, AND a tour of the restaurant's biodynamic
garden at Love Apple Farm details
|UW05||A selection of six jars of Chez Pim’s artisan
marmalade and jam, plus an autographed copy of Pim’s new book, The
Foodie Handbook details
|UW06||Dinner for two at Daniel Patterson's Michelin
2-star Coi. Plus, dinner for two at his more casual spot at the Ferry
Plaza, Il Cane Rosso details
Some are COLD
I was a bit chagrined I have to say when I checked my offerings and saw this
|UE36||Coco" Book details
|UE35||Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda Gift Bag details
|UE37||Wine you can wear' tee-shirts details
On the other hand, for those of you who wait until the bitter end to join the fray, the bidding, this leaves a lot of prizes that you have Excellent Odds of Winning.
If you still need convincing here's a brief take on each of my cold ??? prizes:
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.
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.
You have a tad more than 2 days left to try your luck.
All it takes is a bid of $10 Minimum and many of these 'COLD' prizes could be yours.
Of course like anything in life, nothing is certain...
Don't keep these Menu for Hope 6 bid items in the Cold