Alinea and Bits, (three) more prizes you won’t want to miss

Mfh4roundedsmallHere are two three more prizes I’m adding today that you really don’t want to miss.

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

Over 1 year in the making, the Alinea book will contain over 100 dishes
with hundreds of recipes, over 500 photographs shot on site, and essays
by such illustrious names as Jeffrey Steingarten, Michael Ruhlman, Mark McClusky, and Michael
Nagrant. Graphic design and layout of the book are now in their final
stages. Alineaproofsquab_2The book will be released by 10 Speed Press in the Fall of

This package (UC30) includes two
early proofs of recipe pages from the book signed by chef Grant Achatz,
designer Martin Kastner, and photographer Lara Kastner, which will
likely NOT be used in the final book and so will be one-off prints from
the early design work. The lucky winner will also recieve a signed, limited edition copy of the Alinea book to be shipped in the Fall of 2008, plus early access to the Alinea Mosaic web site which will launch in May.

UW37: Chris Cosentino will take you to lunch on delectable bits at his favorite secret offal restaurant in San Francisco, plus a Lips and Assholes t-shirt.

If you’re a fan of The Next Iron Chef, or Chris’s lovely restaurant Incanto, or his blog Offal Good, you might want to get a few raffle tickets for this special prize. With a bit of luck, you’ll get to hang out with Chris over lunch of bits and bobs at his favorite offal restaurant in San Francisco. He’ll even give you one of his super fabulous Lips and Assholes t-shirt in the size guaranteed to fit your very own bits.

And, speaking of bits, I hope you guys noticed that the prize Michael Ruhlman so kindly offered for Menu for Hope 4 on his blog is not just a personally signed copy of his book, the Elements of Cooking – which alone would have been a great prize – but he also added a special deal, for the lucky winner who could and would get themselves to Cleveland, to share a meal of pigs’ ears and Great Lakes dortmunder at Lolita! Michae’s prize code is UE43.

Go on. Donate and get a few tickets for these chances of a lifetime!

You can also see Mfh4roundedsmall the rest of the prizes, or browse by region by visiting our regional host blogs

UK: The Passionate Cook and Cooksister!
Europe: Food Beam
US: West Coast: Rasa Malaysia
US: East Coast: Serious Eats
US: Central: Kalyn’s Kitchen
Canada: The Domestic Goddess
Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand: Grab Your Fork

and, last but not least, our special Wine Blog Host: Vinography


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

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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