Of Last Chances and Best Odds. Also, How to Fix Your Screw-ups.

Mfh5smallToday is the last day of our Menu for Hope V.  If you haven't donated yet, this would be the time.  And if you need a little help nudging, here's the list of our fabulous prizes that will give you the best odds at winning in our raffle.  Take a quick look?  These are really wonderful prizes that have somehow gotten a little lost in our big list, so if you want them, you have really good odds at getting them.  $10 a pop, as usual, and we will thank you, the WFP will thank you, and the kids and farmers in Lesotho will really thank you!

(By the way, I've been answering emails from donors who made a mistake in the donation form and either didn't tell us which prize they want or gave us the wrong prize number.  No worries, we can fix it easily.  Email your problems to support@firstgiving.com and we'll get it all straight for you.)

UW09 Blogher '09 conference pass
UW35 Rancho Gordo gift basket
UW17 "I Wanna Be A Food Writer" Package
UW41 two tickets to the Lexus Grand Tasting, the finale event at Pebble Beach Food & Wine
UW31 Three Cookbooks from Ten Speed Press
UW29 Gourmet Gift Basket
UW06 Popcorn Gift Set
UW42 Barrel Tasting & Vineyard Tour at Windy Oaks
UW39 Autographed book by Amy Goldman

UE30 Two bottles of Pineau des Charentes
UE33 $50 gift card to Sur La Table and autographed copy of Jose Garces’ new cookbook – Latin Evolution
UE41 Hotel Costes: The Collector’s Box
UE05 Small Box of LA Burdick Chocolate Mice
UE12 Five boxes of Garrison Confectioners handcrafted chocolates inspired by PAMA Liqueur
UE23 The Big, Bad Bakers’ Bundle
UE38 Private Cooking Class and Yum-Tasty Recipes From Culinary Greats Cookbook
UE02 8 Kobe Beef Steakburgers from Palm Beach Prime
UE09 Cupcake Lollapalooza

UE39 Taste of Chicago Package
UE14 Two tickets to the largest food & wine pairing in Rhode Island
UE13 A Judge Seat at an Upcoming Chili Takedown
UE08 Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Cookbook
UE31 Three Personalized Health Consultations (via phone)
UE34 Lovepuppies Custom Brownies – Box of 12
UE36 Autographed Copy: Foods and Flavors of San Antonio
UE37 Autographed Copy Recipe for a Cookbook!
UE20 Hand-crafted Marshmallows and Barefoot Contessa autographed cookbook

EU16  A French and Italian HamperEU23 A Taste of Nice Food Tour for two people: (€160 Value)
EU25 6 prints of Florence and Venice
EU14 Milan Walking Tour with Breakfast, Open-air Market, Food Lovers’ Highlights and Aperitivo for 2 people
EU05 Customised Food Tour in London, UK
EU15 Signed copy of “In Etna’s Shadow: Culinary Adventures from Eastern Sicily”
EU17 660 Curries

EU24 2 tickets to one of our Specialist Wine Tastings in London
EU10 A set of 3 lingerie cookie cutters by Soyelle
EU20 Muffin Lover’s Set: 12 Silicone Baking Cups and a Muffin Cookbook (in French)
EU21 Gift Voucher for Cooking Class at London’s L’atelier des Chefs
EU26 Fair Trade Delight Box
EU27 7 Cookbooks in Italian + 3 teas from Roman tea shop Biblioteq
EU04 2 Homemade Chutney from Un Tocco di Zenzero
EU28 A Short Guide to Foodie French

WB17 Port Wine Starter Set from Quevedo
WB29 Magnum of wine, tour, and tasting at Tolosa Winery for Six People
WB12 Giant Wine Map of California
WB10 Wine Travel Guide Voucher
WB09 Wine Book Bonanza
WB20 Custom 90 Minute Wine Seminar
WB18 exclusive wine accessories developed by Wine Line

AP16 2 nights accomodation for 2 people in Dromana

AP10 A year’s supply of Tim Tams
AP18 Cooking class with Tony Tan
AP07 Coffee heaven and training
AP14 Barista training and gourmet coffee hamper
AP21 A day with amazing pastry chef Sunny Yaw in KL
AP15 cooking class voucher at The Cooking House in Desa Sri Hartamas.

CA08  Gift box from Kerstin’s Chocolates

CA03 DIY Sugar Shack Special
CA05 Martha Stewart Living magazine & Organic Coconut Oil
CA10 A three (3) cookbook prize bundle with the latest books from famous Canadian authors

check out the entire list of prizes here (updated as of now), or check out prizes in your local region by going directly to the local hosts:

Europe *including* the UK
Sara of Ms.Adventures in Italy

US: West Coast
Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites

US: East Coast
Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen 

Meena Agarwal of Hooked on Heat 

Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand
Ed Charles of Tomato 

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

Or, if you're ready to give now, just go on to our donation site at FirstGiving.

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5 Responses to “Of Last Chances and Best Odds. Also, How to Fix Your Screw-ups.

  • Foodista said:
    December 31st, 2008 at 10:12pm

    Just dropped by to wish you a Happy and Healthy 2009!

  • edzzy said:
    January 2nd, 2009 at 6:44am

    very nice and informative site here… thanks for sharing and keep it up.. cutie.. 😉

  • Jimmy-in-Seattle said:
    January 3rd, 2009 at 4:27pm

    Hi Pimmy – HAPPY NEW YEAR!….Many good reads and photos lately! Happy to see you are back in your ‘element.’ Congrats! You’re very beautiful and very sweet when you’re not politically motivated – LOL! …..Off to France and Spain in the morning. Wish you could come with….Kiss to your cheek X…..jimmy

  • MODman said:
    January 4th, 2009 at 10:21am

    Chez Pim…
    Thank you so much for heading up the Menu for Hope. Your heart for the hurting people of the world is touching. I know it takes a lot of work to put this on every year, it is appreciated.
    I have posted today for my readers (all 2 or 3) to post a comment to your blog as a way of thanks. I believe that you should hear it from the readers how you are appreciated.
    Thank you for all that you do.

  • hampers said:
    June 16th, 2009 at 1:02am

    Was this a yearly event or good for this month only? Care to update ’bout the latest and the result of the contest. Before I forget, seldom we can hear people who cares and take the time to do this kind of noble cause. I look forward to your progress and this “menu for hope” too.

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