Announcing Menu for Hope Raffle Winners


What’s up with these cups? Don’t they hurt your eyes just looking at them? Try dealing with over a hundred of these, and countless little bits of paper with names written on them that had to be sorted into the proper cups. Fun, no?

No, no, these cups are not what I meant by a wicked application that will automatically do the drawing for us. No, these cups from last year’s raffle are the reason we now have said piece of code, so that the kind raffle elves and I need not bother with any more of these cups. Not a one. This year, our friend Derrick of An Obsession with Food wrote a little piece of code that cleverly did away with them for us. He even published the code so those of you who are interested in that sort of thing can go check it out.

It’s a great thing Derrick wrote this program for us, truly, since the tremendous support that poured into our campaign this year sold 6,000 raffle tickets. Bravo and brava to everyone involved! Together we raised $60,925.12 to support the UN World Food Programme. My head hurts just thinking about tearing out six thousand little chits of paper and writing a name on each one. It’d be time for next year’s campaign by the time I’m done…

So, now, without further ado. Here are the winners……..

drum roll please……

AP01 Dinner for four with wines at Iggy’s edwf
AP02 Dinner for two with wine at Tetsuya’s cookingismypassion
AP03 Dinner for two at Felix Spike
AP04 Japanese knives keaton
AP05 Cookbooks from Editions Didier Millet Sui Mai
AP06 Weekend at the New Majestic Hotel Dave Boggs
AP07 Gift voucher from Truffle Food & Wine Brian and Bix
AP08 Dining voucher at Baguette The Old Foodie
AP09 Dinner for two at Becasse chubbyhubby
AP10 Dinner for two at Ocean Room Annie
AP11 Two Cookbooks Anne Taylor
AP12 Handmade Cherry Vodka Tomato
AP13 Personalized food history Paul – cookiesetc
AP14 Taste Favourites by Taste Magazine where’s the beef?
AP15 Book: A Cook’s Tour of New Zealand barbara
AP16 Wagashi
AP17 Dinner
at Meric and Khmer peppers
AP18 Dinner for two at Interlude Morsels & Musings
AP19 Dinner at Romdeng with Karen Coates Yvonne
AP20 Cambodia Now by Karen Coates TOAST
AP21 Instant Entertaining by Donna Hay Roshena
AP22 Honey from Malfroy’s Gold Kim
AP23 $50
voucher from Chilli Padi
AP24 $50 voucher from Chilli Padi Daphne Yap
AP25 Cupcake/cake decorating kit WebMS
AP26 six mini books on Malaysian cuisine Andrea
AP27 Two Nyonya Cookboos TOAST
AP28 Two cookbooks on vegetarian cuisine RobA4
AP29 Dining coucher at El Cerdo RobA4
AP30 Japanese bento box starter kit Sara Martin
AP31 Travellers chocolates Redmen91
AP32 Malaysian cookbook ruzana
AP33 Gift voucher to Prine Wine Store Tomato
AP34 Autographed books by Anthony Bourdain deanna
AP35 Writing
jules clancy
AP36 ‘Boite a biscuits’ Liz & Louka
AP37 Wine Atlas of Australia by James Halliday Ange
AP38 unday Lunch by Gordon Ramsay Roshena
AP39 midweek Retreat Facial Another Outspoken Female
AP40 Simple Chinese Cooking by Kylie Kwong Lourdes Lopez
AP41 Menu Degustation by Anderson Ho teexone
AP42 ceramic teapot and tea adrienne
AP43 $100 voucher by Koko Black Alex
AP44 Custom tour of Bangkok colinckw
AP45 Dining voucher to Ginger Boy Ange
AP46 Dining voucher to Perama Veggie Friendly
AP47 Creative Zen V Plus suitcasegnome
AP48 Six-course high tea for six ccw
AP49 Ricoh Capilo R3 Digital Camera ollitsacse
CA01 Tea for Hope kayenne, for Treenie B.
CA02 nibbles and sips for holiday entertaining Sara Reynolds
CA03 Banner Makeover Brandon
CA04 A Taste of Waterloo County Me
CA05 East Coast Cookery spodumene
CA06 Serious Chilean bread spocksbro
CA07 Baker’s Bounty BoLA
CA08 Bring Dorie Home with You clb
CA09 Culinary Calgary to Go Peasantwench
CA10 An Endless Banquet of Goodies ambacosi
CA11 Artisanal Goodness from Kayak Soup award
CA12 Susur: A Culinary Life mikeczyz
CA13 The Ultimate Chocolate Tasting Kit Lourdes Lopez
CA14 Home-made Morsels of Loveliness s’kat
CA15 Food That Really Schmecks Marlene
CA16 Juicy Celebrations Sara Reynolds
CA17 Nova Scotian Goodness Peasantwench
EU01 Grand 7 Wine Tasting in Paris amanda
EU02 Grand 7 Wine Tasting in Paris Hande
EU03 Grand 7 Wine Tasting in Paris Papa Joe
EU04 Grand 7 Wine Tasting in Paris abby
EU05 Grand 7 Wine Tasting in Paris colinckw
EU06 Florence Market Tour Preeta Samarasan
EU07 Eclectic Food Hamper johanna
EU08 Paris Gastronomy & Chocolate Tour Gretchen de Limur
EU09 Baking From My Home To Yours Jen the bread freak
EU10 Naughty Paris Tour from Secrets of Paris mjwong920
EU11 London Food Tour Celery
EU12 Apples for Jam Cookbook Clivia
EU13 Eat Drink Talk Cooking class foo
EU14 Ecole Superieure de Cuisine Française Mami
EU15 Italian artisanal products or cookbooks jessicafm
EU16 Wine & Dine in Munich Cascabel
EU17 Swedish Tea Kit and Cookbook Phil W.
EU18 Three Italian Food Photographs Hedonia
EU19 Paris and Italy Tour & Travel certificates foo
EU20 Swedish Candy and Chocolate RN
EU21 Language Workshops susanp
EU22 Chocolate & Zucchini Cookbook foo
EU23 Original Watercolor Food Illustration Magda
EU24 Magazine Sub. and Handmade Lunchbox Ulla
EU25 South African Cookbook and Native Foods jessicafm
EU26 Paris Gourmet Itinerary abby
EU27 Catered Canapé Party BonBon
EU28 Meal At L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon cindyptan
EU29 Professional Logo or Header Design Star
EU30 Handmade
Stoneware and Israeli Food
EU31 Amai Tea
& Bake House Sweets
Clotilde Dusoulier
EU32 Paris Walking
Tours and Custom Itinerary
EU33 Country Lunch on Rue
EU34 Chef
Jacket from Gale Gand
EU35 Gastronomic
Tour of Barcelona
UC01 Turkish
UC02 Food
Play and Two Cake Books
UC03 Mindless
Eating and Three Cookbooks
UC04 Fruit
Butters and a Surprise Gift
Michael V
UC05 Pasta
Machine and Accessories
UC06 Photo
Studio in a Box
UC07 Apple
Ipod Nano
UC08 Gourmet
Treats and Cookbook
UC09 Ideas
in Food: the photographs
UC10 A
Day Stage at Alinea with Dinner
UC11 Trio
of Chocolate Preserves
Melissa’s Mom
UC12 Jeni’s Ice
C & B
UC13 Be
a Lamb’s Honorary Owner
UC14 Another
Photo Studio in a Box
UE01 Art
of the Palate Cookbook & Art
UE02 Lauderee
Macarons Watercolor
Simon Cotter
UE03 KitchenAid
Series 5-Quart Mixer
UE04 the
Inn at Little Washington
Sonya Hoo
UE05 Rogue
Creamery Cheeses
UE06 A
date with the Wednesday Chef
wendy wasserman
UE07 A Day
With Sarah Pearse in Atlanta
UE08 $50 Gift
Certificates to L’Epicerie
Mimi/French Kitchen in America
UE09 $50 Gift
Certificates to L’Epicerie
UE10 $50 Gift
Certificates to L’Epicerie
Aparna T
UE11 $50 Gift
Certificates to L’Epicerie
UE12 $50 Gift
Certificates to L’Epicerie
UE13 Dinner for
Two At L’Ecole Restaurant
UE14 Amateur
Gourmet, New York in A Box
UE15 An
AG’s Lunch at Your Office
philip r.
UE16 Off
the Shelf by Donna Hay
Francine Lange
UE17 A
Basket of Southern Treats
UE18 Original
Pastel from Jean-Pierre Got
UE19 Serious
Eats, Pizza-Eating Tour
A.J. Kinik
UE20 Dinner with
wine at Mozza in L.A.
UE21 The
Oxford Companion To Food
UE22 Charcuterie
from Michael Ruhlman
UE23 Burdick’s
Chocolate mice
UE24 Kee’s
Cholocates and Donna Hay Mag
UE25 Portable
Party from Chelsea Market.
Lew Sands
UE26 Foie
Gras and Book
UE27 Picture
and Pinwheel Cookies
UE28 Picture
and Pinwheel Cookies
UE29 Picture
and Pinwheel Cookies
UE30 Picture
and Pinwheel Cookies
UE31 Picture
and Pinwheel Cookies
Stuart Spivack
UE32 Picture
and Pinwheel Cookies
Gerald San Jose
UE33 Vegan Cupcakes
Take Over The World
Melissa’s Mom
UE34 Cooking
in Westchester Workshop
Brett Gerson
UE36 Dinner
for four at Centrico
UW01 Manresa
UW02 Coffee
with Thomas Keller
Kate Gardiner
UW03 Tea
With Harold McGee
UW04 Food
Writer Package
Jumbo Empanadas
UW05 A
Taste of Australia
UW06 Homemade
UW07 Wine
& Olive Oil
Full Conference Pass
la contessa
UW09 Pangea
Francie Salle
UW10 Photo
Lesson & Signed Cookbook
UW11 Coffee
Lover’s Package
UW12 Edible
Communities Subscription
UW13 Mocha
Me Happy
Melissa’s Mom
UW14 Taste
of Hawaii
UW15 Arabesque
& Gift Voucher
UW16 Impromptu
Wine Bar Dinner
UW17 Delfina
Dinner with the Whore
rachel k
UW19 Signed
Alice Waters Plate
UW20 Homemade
Sonoma Hamper
UW21 California
Wine Country painting
UW22 A
Taste of Humboldt County
UW23 10
Speed Press books
Catherine of Albion Cooks
UW24 Rare
Star Wars Memorabilia
UW25 Blogher
Conference Admission
UW26 Cookin’
at the Costello
brett emerson
UW27 Rancho
Gordo Products
UW28 Signed
Copy San Francisco Chefs
UW29 Mamouls
– rosewater cookies
UW30 Andhra
sweets called Sunnundalu
Aparna T
UW31 Gift
basket, French food delicacies
UW32 premium
artisan olive oil
Daniel Moon
UW33 Cooking
at home with Pedatha
UW34 Armchair
Food Tour of the Bay Area
UW35 A
Chef in Your Own Home
UW36 Dining
Room at the Ritz-Carlton
Rory C. Berger
UW37 French
Laundry Cookbook
Josh Friedland
UW38 A Persian
Clotilde Dusoulier
UW39 one
swingin’ cocktail kit
UW40 Chronicle
Books Collection
Maggie Y
UW41 Unique
Eggbeater T-Shirt
UW42 a
signed copy of Tartine
Paul – cookiesetc
UW43 $200
Aziza Voucher
UW44 Shuna
Lydon Cooking Classes
UW45 Cradle of
UW46 Cradle of
UW47 Famous
Street Food of Penang
UW48 Hangar
One Vodka Distillation
Jeanne Feldkamp
UW49 A
basket of goodies from Soif
paul (pting)
UW50 BIN 8945
Wine Bar and Bistro dinner
WB01 Dinner
with Eric Asimov
WB02 Vinography:
Sommelier for a Night
Jennifer J
WB03 Wine & Cheese of
Sonoma County
Ty & By
WB04 Russian
River Pinot Noir Pack
WB05 10
Wines from Wark Communications
WB06 Northwest
by Northwest
WB07 Your Health and Wine WLC
WB08 Personal
Wine Blog Feed
WB09 Your
Sommelier for a Night
WB10 Bon
Vivant Wine Guide
Katie Glick
WB11 Cult
Sake and a Sake Bar Tour
WB12 The
Food and Wine Pairing Bible
Theda E.
WB13 Cal-Mid
Wine Gift Pack
WB14 the
Oxford Companion to Wine
Steve & Marilee
WB15 Custom
Washington Wine Tour Itinerary
WB16 Two
Ultimate Wine Reference Books
david birenbaum
WB17 Taste
the Hamptons Wine Basket
sean (sptr)
WB18 Big
Reds of Long Island
Tim Elliott
WB19 Romantic
Getaway for LI Wine Lovers
WB20 Taste
Wines on Long Island
sean (sptr)
WB21 Taste
the North Fork of Long Island
Jeffrey Meltzer
WB22 Tour
of Long Island Wine Country
sean (sptr)
WB23 Wine
Label Poster from Wine Waves
WB24 Signed
Vertical from Puriri Hills Winery
WB25 Rare Cima
Collina Wine Package
WB26 a day
in the vineyard at La Gramière
WB27 2 Rare
Bottles of Twisted Oak wine
Tim Elliott
WB28 1-Year WineQ
WB29 A
Case of Joy
WB30 A Taste of Terroir Alan
WB31 a mixed
case of great Austrian wine
Erika Sutton


And now, les fine prints.

Instructions for the winners:

  1. Visit the blog which hosts the prize or prizes you’ve won (just click on the prize name) and let the blogger know that you’re the lucky winner of his/her fabulous prize.
  2. Please be sure to use the same email address you gave us on your donation form. The email address will identify you -and not any other ‘Liz’- as the real winner.
  3. You are responsible for contact the blogger and providing him/her with the shipping information so the prize could be mailed to you.
  4. Then sit back and wait, your prize should be mailed to you shortly.

Instructions for the donating bloggers:

  1. For bloggers hosting prizes with the code prefixes AP, CA, EU, and UC, please contact Brett at In Praise of Sardines to verify the email address of the winner of each of your prize.
  2. For bloggers hosting prizes with the code prefixes UE, UW and WB, please contact Fatemeh at Gastronomie SF to verify the email address of the winner of each of your prize.
  3. Please ship your prize(s) to the winner(s) promptly.

Got a problem or question? Please contact the following Menu for Hope Prize Managers:

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37 Responses to “Announcing Menu for Hope Raffle Winners

  • nika said:
    January 15th, 2007 at 6:09pm

    Woo hoo! So glad to have been a part of this!

  • Serge Lescouarnec said:
    January 15th, 2007 at 6:23pm

    Thanks for all the hard work
    Glad to see it bore fruits
    I just have to find out (I guess tomorrow) who the mysterious rocknrod is so I can send them the prize.
    Take care
    Get some rest

  • Liz & Louka said:
    January 15th, 2007 at 6:32pm

    Wow! I won a prize! Thankyou for running this wonderful raffle – what a lot of money it made for a really good cause.

  • Emma said:
    January 15th, 2007 at 6:45pm

    Thanks for all your hard work, Pim. And congratulations to Brian and Bix!

  • Colin said:
    January 15th, 2007 at 8:10pm

    Thanks for organising this fantastic event… now I have to find out who is Edwf and Cookingismypassion to see if they can sneak me in for dinner in a doggy bag!

  • Mimi said:
    January 15th, 2007 at 8:23pm

    Pretty exciting to see my name on the list! This was fun, and the First Giving setup was so easy to use.
    Thanks, Pim! A great idea!

  • barbara said:
    January 15th, 2007 at 8:30pm

    Well done Pim. I’m sorry I didn’t win dinner at Tetsuya’s or the Starwars memorabillia but I’m happy with the book donated by Arfi.

  • Elise said:
    January 15th, 2007 at 10:32pm

    Pim, thank you for all of your amazing hard work on this raffle. Just writing up this post with all the links would have made me cross-eyed. You are an inspiration to us all!

  • Chubby Hubby said:
    January 15th, 2007 at 10:50pm

    Wow. I am thrilled I won a prize. But I’m even more thrilled for the guys that won the prizes I helped to source. I am so envious of them. Maybe I can con (oops… convince) the winners to take my along to their dinners. ;p
    Seriously, congrats again Pim. Great job this year! Next year’s target should be US$200,000!

  • kayenne said:
    January 15th, 2007 at 11:58pm

    i’m sooooooooooooooooooo thrilled! my friend, treens, will be happy to receive the tea package!
    great raffle! great fund-raising! see you next year! hopefully, i can donate a prize next year!

  • beccy said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 12:09am

    Great work Pim, it’s exciting to win a prize, my win was a gift to Fred (Sam’s boyfriend) I’m sure they’ll enjoy it.

  • aja said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 12:22am

    Congratulations Pim on a job most excellently done! Can’t wait to find out who Tal is so I can send him/her their prize.
    I agree with chubbyhubby about, and I’m already working on sourcing a prize for next years Menu for Hope.

  • Spike said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 1:24am

    Pim, what can I say buy “wow”? I am happy to take part in this with or without a prize, but the fact that I did win one of the raffles I entered was a nice added bonus. You deserve a lot of praise for putting this together and I can’t wait to do it all again next year!

  • Jeanne said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 2:57am

    Congratulations to all the winners! And thanks Pim and all the regional co-ordinators for all your hard work. Can’t wait to hear who Jessicafm and BonBon are so we can start the ball rolling in delivering the prizes!

  • David said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 6:10am

    Great job on the awards, and thanks to bidders and donors for a job very well-done!
    Hoping to toast the success of the event, either here or there, in the near future…

  • Lil said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 7:12am

    well done to all involved in the organisation, and congrats to all the winners! 🙂

  • Stephan said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 7:34am

    Well done Pim! Thank you and looking forward to next time.

  • stephanie s said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 9:52am


  • Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 12:22pm

    Thanks Pim for organizing this – I’m already getting ready for next year! 🙂

  • scott said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 1:14pm

    Congratulations everyone!!

  • Anne-Marie - A Readable Feast and This Mama Cooks! said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 6:38pm

    Pim and all the volunteers and participants. I’m AMAZED with everyone’s hard work and generousity. I will be participating again next year, so count me in!

  • Suyin@ said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 6:56pm

    OMG….*speechless*…wow..I love blogger events…*Jumps AROUNd* OMG OMG OMG OMG *Explodes with excitement*

  • catherine Ross said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 7:06pm

    Thank you, Pim! What a wonderful accomplishment!

  • Ore said:
    January 16th, 2007 at 10:23pm

    Hi Pim.
    I won…um…wow!!
    Very UNexpected – I hear great things about Manresa but I have never been there. I look forward to a very moving and exquisite experience.
    I hope Fra’ Mani can donate a gift for next years trunk of world class prizes.

  • arfi binsted said:
    January 17th, 2007 at 12:07am

    great job, Pim! so honored i could take part. now, it’s the time to send/give the parcel. cheers.

  • Julius Seizer said:
    January 17th, 2007 at 8:58am

    Wow. I’ve never seen a blog event like this but it looks pretty spectacular. Congratulations to all involved.
    See? The blog can do more than just breathe life into dead stories and expose dishonest journalists!
    Julius Seizer

  • Veron said:
    January 17th, 2007 at 11:34am

    My winner has not contacted me yet. I wonder if some of them are waiting to be notified instead of them notifying us that they won.

  • carmen said:
    January 17th, 2007 at 3:24pm

    I’m so glad that I won! Thank you so much for hosting this!

  • Meg said:
    January 17th, 2007 at 7:53pm

    Wow! I am honoured enough to have participated as a donor, but I’m in awe that I was lucky enough to win something. Thanks so much for everything, Pim. This was a great event and I hope it only gets better in the coming years.

  • NS said:
    January 18th, 2007 at 8:08pm

    Hi Pim: Thanks for organizing this great event. I sent you an email on this but thought I would leave a message here as well — can you please let me know, at your convenience, what I need to do to claim the prize that I was fortunate enough to win (UC10)? Thanks!

  • Carino said:
    January 20th, 2007 at 6:40am

    Dear Pim,
    I learnt about Menu for Hope only recently, if only I did so sooner coz by then it was over before I could bid!
    Nonetheless, what you do is just remarkable and I really admire you for that.
    I hope to participate in the next event, will you be doing it again?

  • Carino said:
    January 20th, 2007 at 6:41am

    Dear Pim,
    I learnt about Menu for Hope only recently, if only I did so sooner coz by then it was over before I could bid!
    Nonetheless, what you do is just remarkable and I really admire you for that.
    I hope to participate in the next event, will you be doing it again?

  • la tea dough said:
    January 20th, 2007 at 1:40pm

    Hello, Pim–
    I am probably the only dummy that didn’t get this, but the wording in your blog about Menu for Hope (paragraph beginning “This year…”) gave me the impression that donations (and prizes!) were limited to bloggers. (Like Is My Blog Burning, and Blog by Mail kinds of group activities.)
    (I was wowed by some of the the prizes, but figured they must be just for bloggers.) Alas I found out too late.
    So maybe next year, you could be sure to make it clear to the densest of us, not so familiar with the Internet goings-on.
    Thank you!
    Happy Reader

  • BoLA said:
    January 22nd, 2007 at 9:29pm

    Thanks Pim and partners around the globe for organizing such a fabulous event! 🙂 I am so thrilled that I won the Baker’s Bounty!!! (I only checked today- doh!)
    Hope I can donate again next year, and will plan to donate some cool items for the next raffle too!
    – Kristy (aka BoLA)

  • estelle said:
    February 1st, 2007 at 10:48am

    Well I won 🙂 UW20 – BUT I can’t figure out how to contact Anni 🙁
    I’ve tried posting on her board saying I don’t have an email and I’ve tried emailing directly to you Pim (maybe my email went in your junk mail?) – both a few days ago

  • estelle said:
    February 2nd, 2007 at 2:54am

    Whoops meant to say I don’t have HER email (not an email)p don’t see anywhere on her blog that is a way to email her

  • cheap flights said:
    May 22nd, 2010 at 1:13am

    I am very much happy for being a part in this with or without a prize, but the fact that I did win one of the raffles I entered was a nice added bonus. You deserve a lot of praise for putting this together.

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