Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Menu for Hope 2010.

I am delighted to once again be able to offer a prize in this wonderful fundraiser. The event is being hosted for the sixth successive year by the wonderful Pim Techamuanvivit of Chez Pim, and the beneficiary is again the UN World Food Program.

You can read all about it, and browse the list of wonderful prizes, here.

It works like this. Raffle prizes (mostly food-related of course) are offered by food bloggers all over the world. One raffle ticket costs $10 (that is US dollars) You buy the raffle tickets online. You can buy as many raffle tickets as you like, for as many different prizes as you like. The instructions on how to bid are below, but first I want to tell you about the prize I am offering.

I am going to donate a 2 volume set of my book Menus from History: Historic Meals and Recipes for Every Day in the Year. There are 365 historic menus here, from over seven centuries – one for every day of the year, for an event that actually happened on that day. Each menu has a commentary, and at least one (usually several) recipes for dishes on that menu, taken from cookery books and other sources from that era.
The code for my prize is AP24. You will need to use this number if you want to bid on my book.

Here is what you do:-

1. Choose a bid item or bid items of your choice from our Menu for Hope list (which is HERE).

2. Go to the donation site at Firstgiving and make a donation.

3. 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 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. For example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3 tickets for EU02 - 2xEU01, 3xEU02.

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 Monday, January 18 for the results of the raffle.

P.S The list of prizes offered specifically by bloggers in the Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand region is at Ed Charles’ blog Tomato.

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