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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Menu for Hope Tip Sheet

Mfh4roundedsmall(Raffle is extended through the weekend.)

Friday is the final day of our Menu for Hope 4. We beat our last year's record with a whole day more to go, and now let's see how far we can really run!

To nudge you over to our donation page to finally give and make your raffle choices, I've decided to give in to popular demands and show you the odds for each prize. Consider this a tip sheet before you bet on the races. ;-)

I'm not going to give you exact odds, mind you, because those numbers will be inaccurate as soon as I publish this post. What I can do is to break the prizes down to a few categories, as follow..

Great odds

These are great prizes that for some reason or another have been overlooked. Some of these have odds as great as 1 in 2 chances of winning. Get your raffle tickets in for these prizes if you really want to win.

Good odds
These are great prizes that have a number of bidders, but are still pretty good odds to win. Time for you to throw your hat in the ring!

Long shots
These are popular prizes that have got a lot of raffle bids already. Chances are you're not going to win, but that doesn't mean you can't take your chances at them!

Hail-Mary shots
These are prizes that are extremely hot, and so the odds of you winning are tiny. But the prizes are so great - some of them once in a lifetime chances - that you might as well throw a raffle ticket in and pray for your life! Who knows, it only takes one ticket to win!

Great odds
Great prizes that have been sadly overlooked. Play these to win!

UK07 Bottle of whisky from A Wee Bit of Cooking
UK06 Paella making kit from Ambrosia and Nectar *Pim's pick!
UK25 Choose one of 4 original food photographs from Cooksister!
UK03 Organic chocolate hamper from Natural Collection via the Passionate Cook
UK03 Organic chocolate hamper from Natural Collection via the Passionate Cook
UK24 Farmers Market - Round the Seasons Cookbook' plus some local goodies from Hampshire from Gluten Free Journey
UK18 Sourdough bread baking starter kit from the Passionate Cook
UK02 Cooking class (£55) from Eat Drink Talk, via the Passionate Cook
UK28 winemaking book from The cottage smallholder
UK21 Ripe London right on your doorstep (surprise box) from Ripe London
UK37 1 bottle Chapel Down English methode champenoise sparkling wine from Superfood
UK29 Indian cookbooks with spice kit from Spicyandhra
UK30 English Tea goodie box from Xochitl Cooks
UK22 Hamper containing 5 bottle liqueur, 2 dozens chocolate cookies, 2 dozens parmesan shortbread from the Passionate Cook
UK01 Cooking class (£55) from Eat Drink Talk, via the Passionate Cook
UK15 Box of home-made British cookies from What's the recipe today Jim
UK38 Box of British teatime treats from Almanzo's Bell
UK23 2 indian cookbooks (with spice kit) from Spicyandhra
UK36 Authentic Nigerian egusi stew recipe and spice kit from Black Looks
UK11 icar -novelty mp3 speaker system from Dusty Traveller
UK16 Dinner cooked at winner's house (in London) by Crash Test Kitchen
UK13 Digital portrait retouching from Coffee and Vanilla
EU21 A pretty vintage print advertising Beurre de Normandie from Lucy's kitchen notebook *Pim's pick!
EU18 Pascale latest cookbook and a microplane grater from C'est moi qui l'ai fait *Pim's pick!
EU12 Green tea and chestnut loaf cake, yuzu loaf cake and Gruyère bricelets from sooishi *Pim's pick!
EU08 Teatime at La Cocotte from RKhooks
EU10 A selection of my favourite sablés which I learnt to make at Pierre Hermé from Fanny of Foodbeam *Pim's pick!
EU22 Paris food seminar walk for two from Context Travel
EU36 Vintage Gourmet vegetarian food for carnivores cookbook, and a gorgeous Christmas box with one of Sandra's homemade jam from Un tocco di zenzero
EU35 Duchy original cookbook + one print of Meeta's pictures from What's for lunch honey?
EU33 A signed copy of Clea's last book "Quinoa" from Cléa cuisine
EU09 Win a box of delicious "coquettines" the speciality of La Cocotte, the tastiest bookshop in Paris from RKhooks *Pim's pick!
EU28 Lunch at Lenotre in Cannes from La vie en English
EU24 A lovely food tour of Lyon and a basket full of homemade chocolaty goodies from Chocolat & caetera
EU16 Homemade banana-chocolate confiture [jam] and a lovely hot chocolate with Marion at Jean Paul Hévin, from Il en faut peu pour
EU06 Signed copy of Mercotte's cookbook + two other cookbooks La Cuisine de Mercotte
UW02 Modern Indian Cooking by Hari Nayak and Vikas Khanna AUTOGRAPHED from Jugabandi Blog
UW29 A special cookie recipe from KitchenMage
UW23 2006 Westrey Wine Company "Willamette Valley" Pinot Noir and the 2005 Crowley Wines "Entre Nous" Pinot Noir, courtesy of Wine Guy World
UW24 Heirloom Tomato Cookbook (plus a selection of 10 varieties of heirloom tomato seeds from my library of more 200 varieties!) from House of Annie *Pim's pick!
UW21 Gift basket of Gifts for Foodies from Fresh Approach Cooking
UW35 Coffee, Cake, and Mug Gift Set from Cucina Nicolina *Pim's pick!
UW07 "Drink of the Week" Cocktail Notecards from Married...with Dinner
WB11 Private Wine Education in the Midwest from Wine For Newbies
WB17 Brand New Rousanne from Winecast
WB05 Private Wine and Cheese Tasting from Peter Granoff *Pim's pick!
WB19 Long Island Cabernet Franc Three-Pack from Lenndevours
AP08 One-year subscription to Vogue Entertaining & Travel (valued at AU$53.70) from Food Lovers' Journey
AP12 AU$100 gift voucher from the Prince Wine Store in Victoria, Australia from At My Table
AP05 Nigella Lawson Kitchen Utensils set in cream worth AU$160 from Not Quite Nigella
AP16 Nine bottles of chemical-free stout made at Barleycorn Brewers in Melbourne from Tomato
AP04 6kg box of Gourmet Terra Rossa Beef Burgers (valued at AU$60) from The Foodologist
AP03 6kg box of Gourmet Terra Rossa Beef Burgers (valued at AU$60) from The Foodologist
AP32 One night accommodation at Be Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia (valued at US$150) from Gut Feelings
AP20 Cocoa, vanilla bean and porcini risotto pack (valued at AU$80) from Imbi n Itchy
AP23 1 bottle of 18-year-old Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky Gold Signature (valued at US$95) from Gut Feelings
AP17 The entire range of handmade shortbreads from The Biscuit Tree (valued at AU$42) from Chocolatesuze
AP24 12 bottles of 42 Below Vodka (valued at 12,000 baht) from Gut Feelings
AP25 6 bottles of 42 Below Seven Tiki Rum (valued at 6000 baht) from Gut Feelings
AP28 Dinner for two at Bed Supperclub in Bangkok, Thailand (valued at 3500 baht) from Gut Feelings
AP22 All of the advertising on LastAppetite.com for one month (valued at US$350) from The Last Appetite
AP27 Special Tuesday night Chef's table degustation dinner for two people with wine at Attica, Melbourne (valued at AU$200, valid on Tuesdays only) from Tomato
AP01 $200 dinner voucher for two people to Ocean Room, Sydney from Grab Your Fork
AP37 RM500 dining voucher from Elcerdo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Babe in the City - KL
AP30 An eating tour of Bangkok with Austin Bush, Thai food expert and Lonely Planet writer plus a copy of the latest edition of Lonely Planet Bangkok Guide (valued at US$200) from Gut Feelings
AP15 Review with Stephen Downes, one of Australia's most experienced restaurant critics (Melbourne) from Tomato
AP11 6-week online diet makeover (valued at AU$295) from Limes & Lycopene
AP07 A bag of the world's hottest chillies, homegrown in Nagaland, India from Rambling Spoon *Pim's pick!
AP09 500g of organic white peppercorns homegrown by Wena's Granny from Mum-Mum *Pim's pick!
UE28 Cotton Canvas Tote Filled with Five Aromatic Spice Blends from Miss Ginsu
UE33 Woodstock Chocolate Buddha by Oliver Kita from Serge the Concierge
UE17 Handmade One-of-a-Kind Kitchen Apron from Not Eating Out in NY
UE34 Berkshire Bark Chocolate Package from Food Wine Travel
UE09 Small Signature Collection Box from Knipschildt Chocolatier, from the Sour Dough
UE26 'Wild Sweets Chocolate' Cookbook from Su Good Eats
UE25 A Homemade Meal of Garlic and Saffron Chicken from Brandon Eats
UE44 Autographed Copy of 'Red, White, and Drunk All Over' by Natalie McLean from Serge the Concierge
UE35 Berkshire Bark Chocolate Package from Food Wine Travel
UC29 espresso maker and 4 lbs coffee, grinder, and t-shirt from The Blissful Glutton *Pim's pick!
UC14 8 oz. hand-crafted pancetta from Seriously Good
UC12 Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconuts, Recipes and Remembrances of a Vegetarian Legacy by Ammini Ramachandran from Indian Food Rocks
UC21 Homemade cheesecake made for you by Jennifer from Bake or Break
UC19 Collection of 12 vintage cookbooks from Cooking Vintage *Pim's pick!
UC20 Autographed copy of the new full-color cookbook, My Sweet Vegan by Hannah Kaminsky from Bittersweet Blog
UC08 Facsimile Copy of only known of cookbook by the first African American published in the 19th century from Ahaar *Pim's pick!
UC09 Guide to good Parmesan by Ari Weinzweig from Ahaar
UC13 Handmade bead necklace and matching earrings from Indian Food Rocks
UC34 Autographed copy of Anthony Bourdain Book (five prizes UC24, UC31, UC32, UC33 and UC34) from Moveable Feast *Pim's pick!
UC28 Hot Doug's celebrity sausage from Moveable Feast
UC17 Six months subscription to Chef-on-Call service from Chefsline.com
CA06 Hand Sewn Butcher's Apron from Blog from Our Kitchen
CA04 a one year subscription to Canadian Living Magazine from Canadian Baker

Good odds
These are great prizes that have a number of bidders, but are still pretty good odds to win. Time for you to throw your hats in the ring!

UE46 $100 certificate to D'Artagnan, from D'Artagnan via Serious Eats *Pim's pick!

UK39 Tasting Menu for 2 prepared especially for you by chef Stephen Harris at the Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent, plus a personal tour of local farms and markets supplying the kitchen via Chez Pim *Pim's pick!
UK27 Dinner for Two at Patterson's restaurant in London from Yumchia
UK34 Companion spot on a review dinner with Jay Rayner, from Chez Pim *Pim's pick!
UK31 An original watercolour painting from My French Kitchen
UK26 Le Creuset mini-cocotte (colour: flame/red) from My Cooking Hut
UK10 Mexican goodie hamper from Xochitl Cooks
UK17 Meal for two at 1802 restaurant in London's historic Docklands, via Cooksister!
UK12 The National Association of Indian Women Cookbook from Quick Indian Cooking
UK05 Private wine tasting in London (worth £80) from Food Glorious Food
UK35 Another San Lorenzo Hamper, with specialties from San Lorenzo, Italy, from Kitchen Pantry (UK only)
UK32 One day stage and dinner at Bacchus with Nuno Mendes from Food and Drink in London
UK14 A pair of Irish cookbooks from Eat Like a Girl
UK08 Custom designed wedding cake (worth £600 pounds) from Vanielje Kitchen
UK04 Foodie tour of London from Eat the Right Stuff
EU29 Sophie latest cookbook: La table du the from Chez ptipois *Pim's pick!
EU03 fun gourmet bag from koken & zo *Pim's pick!
EU11 Foodie week end with French girl Fanny of Foodbeam
EU34 Very Swedish: a great cookbook, Swedish bread, spices, candy and a hand-made heart-shaped potholder from Anne's food *Pim's pick!
EU13 A big box of Swiss chocolates from just Hungry
EU01 Edible Paris custom food itinerary from Rosa Jackson
EU37 Gastronomic tour of Barcelona with Silly Disciple From Adventures of the Silly Disciple *Pim's pick!
EU02 San Lorenzo Hamper, with specialties from San Lorenzo, Italy, from Il Bog di San Lorenzo (Europe only)
EU05 Dinner with the blogger Sigrid of Il cavoletto di Bruxelles in Roma
EU26 Pierre Herme's latest cookbook: Confidences sucrées from La ciliegina sulla torta
EU19 Cooking lesson in northern Umbria for one, from Think on it
EU23 Autographed copy of Dorie's latest book, Baking from My Home to Yours from Dorie Greenspan
EU20 Win the chance to name a lovely baby goat from foodbeam
UW28 Rancho Gordo's special Menu for Hope Sampler from Rancho Gordo *Pim's pick!
UW36 100 gift voucher to spend at The Fatted Calf's new Napa store from Becks and Posh *Pim's pick!
UW22 Create your own Gelato Dream Flavor from Gelateria Naia
UW25 Theo Chocolate Extravaganza! from Cook & Eat
UW20 an Upside Down Tomato Garden, courtesy of Hammacher Schlemmer from Fresh Approach Cooking
UW37 Chris Cosentino (of The Next Iron Chef and Incanto) will take you to lunch on delectable bits at his favorite secret offal restaurant in San Francisco, plus a Lips and Assholes t-shirt from Offal Good *Pim's pick!
UW34 A Hand Selected assortment of Fra' Mani Salumi, hosted by Potential Gold, expertly chosen by Curemaster and Chef Paul Bertolli from Potential Gold *Pim's pick!
UW31 NapaStyle salt box with five salts from Rainy days and sundays
UW12 A full set of chemical powder and whatnots - from meat glue to gellan gum and everything in between for the avant-garde cooks from Le Sanctuaire, via Chez Pim *Pim's pick!
UW15 Three-day conference pass for Blogher's 2008 Summer conference in San Francisco, courtesy of Blogher, from Kalyn's Kitchen
UW26 $100 Gift Certificate to Chuao Chocolatier from Candy Blog *Pim's pick!
UW03 Your choice of three cookbooks from Ten Speed Press, from the Bunrab
UW01 Complete Digital Photography by Ben Long from Jugabandi Blog
UW30 Cozy Comforts, cookbooks, drinks, and chocolates to warm you on cold days from Cooking with Amy
UW19 dinner for two at Camaje restaurant in New York City from Fresh Approach Cooking
UW33 I Wanna Be a Food Writer prize package from Blog Appetit
UW41 A full year's subscription to Gastronomica, can be shipped anywhere in the world *Pim's pick!
UW05 Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska AUTOGRAPHED from Tastes Like Home
UW16 Seattle Chef Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen, Tom's Big Dinners, I Love Crab Cakes AUTOGRAPHED, from Wild Yeast
UW08 Custom Mixology Service from Married...with Dinner
UW04 Boccalone Boar Sacchetto of artisan salumi from the Bunrab
WB08 Six Pack of Quixote Wine from Simply Recipes
WB21 Epic Vineyard Photography From Michael Regnier from Vinography *Pim's pick!
WB20 A Romantic Getaway for Long Island Wine Lovers from Lenndevours
WB14 Cima Collina Precious Pinot from Cima Collina
WB23 Sommelier Services for the Night near Philadelphia, NY, or DC from McDuff's Food and Wine Trail
WB16 San Francisco East Bay Wine Sampler from Blind Muscat's Cellarbook
WB15 Labor of Love, a day in the vineyard in the South of France from La Gramiere *Pim's pick!
WB22 Fine Art Print from Vsur
WB09 Make Custom Wine at Sonoma Grapemasters from Segue Cellars
WB07 P.S. I Love You from Juicy Tales
WB13 Mark Marino California Wine Tour from Winery_Times
WB24 A Year subscription to The World of Fine Wine (value US$800) and Claude Kolm's The Fine Wine Review via Vinography *Pim's pick!
WB25 A Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Sampler from Purple Liquid
WB18 Private Wine Blending Session from Crushpad Winery
WB10 Mixed Case of Owl Ridge and Willowbrook Wines from Vinography
AP19 Logo design and development by a professional graphic designer (valued at AU$500) from Spicy Icecream
AP18 Weekend stay at a holiday house in Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula, VIC (valued at AU$500) from A Goddess in the Kitchen
AP26 Jar of homemade chocolate chip cookies from Babe in the City - KL
AP34 Wild Jungle Honey Collecting Tour with Angkor Conservation Centre for Biodiversity Sustainable Bee Program (valued at US$200) from Gut Feelings *Pim's pick!
AP10 Gourmet chef's hamper from Kochi, Japan from Obachan's Kitchen & Balcony Garden *Pim's pick!
AP06 Cookbook set: "Sharing Plates" by Jared Ingersoll and "A Year in My Kitchen" by Skye Gyngell (valued at AU$85) from Stone Soup
AP31 One night accommodation in a Deluxe Room at Hotel De La Paix, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia (valued at US$235) from Gut Feelings *
AP29 One night accommodation at hip hotel Dream Bangkok, Thailand (valued at US$280+) from Gut Feelings
AP33 Market Tour and Cooking Class with Joannes Riviere, Khmer food expert and author of La Cuisine du Cambodge avec les apprentis de Sala Bai (valued at US$200) from Gut Feelings
AP21 10 dinner set vouchers at Zuup Soup Bar at 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (valued at RM180) from Babe in the City - KL
AP14 A day behind-the-scenes with cake and gateaux company Big Boys Oven & Kitchen, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Big Boys Oven
UE39 Cuisinart Ice Cream Machine and David Lebovitz's 'The Perfect Scoop' from Sassy Radish *Pim's pick!
UE14 A Box of Cookies Homemade by Deb at Smitten Kitchen *Pim's pick!
UE37 La Quercia Prosciutto Gift Basket from Cookthink
UE15 Admission for 2 to a Cravings Event from Cravings
UE03 A Homesick Texan Care Package of Texas Foods, from the Homesick Texan
UE05 1 Ounce of Saffron Threads, from Jaden's Steamy Kitchen
UE06 six fine jams from A Cooking Life *Pim's pick!
UE45 Assortment of 32 Hand-Crafted, Homemade Chocolate Truffles from Food Rockz
UE12 Culinary Tour of Providence, R.I.'s Federal Hill Neighborhood from The Perfect Pantry
UE22 Deb's Homemade Tomato Sauce + Fig and Ginger Preserves from England from A Quiet Country Life
UE27 Su Good Sweets Homemade Nut Butters from Su Good Eats
UE16 1 Tray of 48 MadMac Macarons from Serge the Concierge *Pim's pick!
UE02 Autographed Copies of 'The Amateur Gourmet' + Homemade Pastries from the Amateur Gourmet *Pim's pick!
UE31 Private Cooking Class for 2 from Habeas Brulee
UE42 Two-Class Gift Certificate for the Wine School of Philadelphia from PhilaFoodie
UE21 'Veganomicon' Cookbook + 6-Pack of Raw, Organic Agave Nectar from Altered Plates
UE24 '1080 Recipes' by Simone and Ines Ortega from Brandon Eats
UE11 A Day of Breadmaking with Breadchick at the Sour Dough
UE10 Two Loaves Fresh-Baked Homemade Bread from Breadchick at the Sour Dough
UE38 Autographed Copy of 'The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook' from Cookthink
UE08 Box of 9 LA Burdick Chocolate Mice from The Sour Dough
UE36 Autographed Copy of Barbara Kafka's 'Vegetable Love' from Cookthink
UE41 10 Mini Chocolate Bars and a $50 Gift Certificate to Mon Aimee Chocolat from Chocolate in Context
UE40 Tin of Buttercrunch and Seasonal Sweets Subscription from Roni-Sue's Chocolates from Serious Eats
UE32 Valentine's Day Edible Chocolate Box from Charles Chocolates from Serge the Concierge
UC26 Moto - chef for a day from Moveable Feast *Pim's pick!
UC18 A Taste of Ann Arbor form Gastronomical Three
UC05 $100 gift certificate for Penzeys from Columbus Foodie
UC11 Phone Call From A Foodie Farmgirl
UC25 Polyscience thermal circulator from Moveable Feast *Pim's pick!
UC02 Morgan Ranch Wagyu Sirloin Sizzler Pack from Gastronomic Fight Club
UC23 Jeni's Ice Cream from Restaurant Widow
UC03 Morgan Ranch Wagyu Carving Roast from Gastronomic Fight Club
UC01 Choose one of four original landscape photographs from Use Real Butter
UC22 Stainless steel breadmaker from Dine and Dish
UC10 Dorie Greenspan's Baking from My Home to Yours, and a box of freshly ground baking spices from the Savory Spice Shop from Rolling in Dough
UC15 One pound of Costa Rica Tres Rios coffee and collection of Vosges chocolate truffles from Drive-Thru
UC27 A bottle of real Absinthe from Moveable Feast *Pim's pick!
CA03 Taste of Toronto from TasteTO.com
CA08 Gourmet Flavoured Olive oil and teak tray from Domestic Goddess
CA09 InfraWave Oven from Domestic Goddess
CA05 Spice Lovers Package from an endless banquet
CA02 Homemade Treats from Seven Spoons
CA07 Martha Stewart Cookbook Set from Domestic Goddess

Long shots
These are popular prizes that have got a lot of raffle bids already. Chances are you're not going to win, but you might still want to give it a try!

UK09 Tasting menu for 2 at Les Trois Garcons (£210) from The Passionate Cook
UK20 Moro cookbooks trilogy from Traveler's Lunchbox *Pim's pick!
EU17 Kitchen Aid stand mixer with ice cream attachment + David's latest cookbook from David Lebovitz *Pim's pick!
EU25 One of Kate much loved and precious hand-thrown Cassoulet pots from Camp Cassoulet from Kate Hill: A French kitchen adventure *Pim's pick!
EU14 Bento Maker's Starter Box from Just Bento
EU30 5 day COOKING WITH FIRE workshop in the the heart of Chianti with Judy Witts Francini of Divina Cucina in Italy along with Kate Hill of French Kitchen Adventures from Divina cucina *Pim's pick!
EU15 A special irresistible baking collection for all Moomin lovers!, from A cat in the kitchen
EU07 A signed copy of Clotilde's upcoming book on Paris: "Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris." from Chocolate and Zucchini
EU04 Paris Market Tour and Lunch for Two from umami
EU32 Two tickets to Madrid Fusion, worth 1,200 euros! from Chez Pim *Pim's pick!
EU27 "Artigianale Basket" of Italian artisan goodies from Ms adventures in Italy
UW11 Lunch with Harold McGee, from Chez Pim *Pim's pick!
UW27 Apple iPhone 8GB (US shipment only) from Sunday Nite Dinner
UW06 Best of the Ferry Building" Gift Basket from Married...with Dinner
UW39 an autographed copy of Gluten-Free Girl, as well as a big care package of homemade, gluten-free baked goods from Shauna and the chef at Guten-Free Girl *Pim's pick!
UW09 "A Deluxe Boxed Assortment of chocolates" from Charles Chocolates of Emeryville, California from Dessert First
UW18 Bento lunch starter kit and tour of San Francisco's Japantown from Lunch in a Box
WB04 A Case of Top Rated Wine from Free Run Juice
WB06 6 Pack of Boutique Italian Wine from On The Wine Trail in Italy
WB02 Dinner in New York with Eric Asimov of the New York Times from Vinography *Pim's pick!
WB27 Mixed Half Case of Austrian Wines from Winemonger, via Vinography
WB26 Twisted Vertical Case of *%#&@! and %@#$! from El Bloggo Torcido
WB12 Drink Some of Washington States Best from The Wine Offensive
AP35 Global 7-piece Synergy knife block set (valued at AU$610) from Grab Your Fork
AP13 Degustation dinner for two with matching wines at Interlude, Melbourne (valued at $AU400) from At My Table
UE23 Dinner for 4 at the Union Square Café from A Finger in Every Pie
UE04 Autographed Copy of 'Baking: From My Home to Yours', from Dorie Greenspan *Pim's pick!
UE30 One-Night Package at the Vermont Culinary Inn from Vermont Culinary Resort
UE07 Autographed Copy of 'The Greyston Bakery Cookbook' and Le Creuset Bakeware from the Kitchen at Apartment Therapy *Pim's pick!
UE19 NYC Pizza Tour for 2 from SliceNY
UE20 $100 Gift Certificate to Artisanal Cheese from Curd Nerds
UE13 A Box of Cookies Homemade by Deb at Smitten Kitchen

CA01 A collection of 13 Celebrity Chef Cookbooks Food for Thought

UC04 1 1/2 quart white Cuisinart automatic ice cream maker and David Lebovitz's new book of delectable ice cream recipes, The Perfect Scoop, from Bon Appegeek
UC06 Four Indian cookbooks with spice tin, spices, Indian teas, and assorted dals from Tigers and Strawberries *Pim's pick!
UC07 All-Clad MasterChef2 (MC2) 6 QT Saute Pot with Lid and Loop from Cincinnati Locavore

Hail-Mary shots
These are prizes that are extremely hot, and so the odds of you winning are tiny. But the prizes are so great - some of them once in a lifetime chances - that you might as well throw a raffle ticket in and pray for your life! Who knows, it only takes one ticket to win!

EU31 A personal tour of elBulli kitchen laboratory at the new Alícia Institute, from Chez Pim *Pim's pick!
EU17 Kitchen Aid stand mixer with ice cream attachment + David's latest cookbook from David Lebovitz *Pim's pick!
EU40 Lunch for two at the Michelin 3 star l'Arpège in Paris courtesy of Alain Passard, via Chez Pim *Pim's pick!

UW11 Lunch with Harold McGee, from Chez Pim *Pim's pick!

UW10 Dinner for 2 with wine pairing and a private tour of Manresa biodynamic garden with the chef, David Kinch from Chez Pim *Pim's pick!
UW17 Contigo Conmigo: 4-course dinner for 8 at Contigo chef Brett Emerson's house in San Francisco during the winter/spring from In Praise of Sardines *Pim's pick! (Update: now not only that Brett will cook for you, but Alder will do the wine and Shuna the desserts!)
UW32 Very special package of English Afternoon Tea from June Taylor and Sam Breach at Becks and Posh *Pim's pick!
WB01 Private, LIVE Episode of Wine Library TV from Wine Library TV
WB03 Wine Vacation at Meadowood Resort in the Napa Valley from Vinography

AP02 $300 dining voucher to Perama, Sydney from Grab Your Fork

UE01 Dinner for 2 at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, from Adam at Amateur Gourmet *Pim's pick!
UE18 A Fully Loaded Bookshelf of Cookbooks (Minus the Shelf) from Serious Eats
UE43 Personalized Copy of Michael Ruhlman's 'The Elements of Cooking' from Ruhlman.com *Pim's pick!
UC30 A unique package from Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas of Alinea, including two early proofs - framing quality prints - of the Alinea book's recipe pages, one copy of signed, limited edition book (on release in Fall '08), and early access to the Alinea Mosaic site in May '08, via Chez Pim *Pim's pick!

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Now that you've decided on your prizes and your odds, go and donate!

To Donate and Enter the Menu for Hope Raffle

Here's what you need to do:

1. Choose a prize or prizes of your choice from our Menu for Hope above

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

3. Please specify which prize you'd like in the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form when confirming your donation. You must write-in how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code.

Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize 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.

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Check back on Chez Pim on Wednesday, January 9 for the results of the raffle.

Thanks for your participation, and good luck in the raffle!

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