Last year, Menu for Hope, a virtual raffle hosted by Firstgiving and organized by the indefatigable Pim Techamuanvivit, assembled prizes from food bloggers around the world and raised $62,925 for the United Nations World Food Programme. That's right, $62,925. Now's your chance to to help us all do it again this holiday season by bidding for fabulous prizes from all of your favorite food bloggers. Each chance to win costs $10 and the more you buy, the greater are your chances of winning (do get my drift?). Head over to the east coast sponsor, Adam Kuban of Serious Eats to check out a sampling of the prizes. This year, I'm offering two:
UE24: Italy is so over (didn't I read that somewhere before?). Savor instead the heady depth of Spanish cuisine with the mightiest tome of all Spanish cooking, 1080 Recipes by Simone and Ines Ortega, just translated into English for the first time this year. Spanish food might be the hottest trend that's ever taken this long to catch on, but after you make dishes like leek mousse, and pork chops with prunes and potatoes, or the truly exotic-sounding salmon fillets marinated in watermelon juice, you'll see why this country south of the Pyranees is everybody's new favorite place. And I'll ship it anywhere.
UE25: For fellow food lovers in Richmond, Virginia (ONLY), I'd like to offer a meal of my world-famous (okay, okay, it's only famous in my family) Garlic and Saffron Chicken, salad, bread, and Spanish wine (with maybe a few cookies thrown in) delivered to your door anytime after Christmas. You know you'd love to savor your very own meal cooked up by yours truly!
So head over to chez pim and cast your bid(s) by using the codes listed above. As for all of you Richmonders out there, I'm relying on you to do me proud!