Your chance to Mingle with Menu for Hope
If you like blogging and you like food there are two very special prizes you should consider bidding for in our fund raiser to collect money for the United Nations World Food Programme. Here are a couple of prizes that will open up the doors to you meeting some like minded people that are passionate about the same things as you are...
UW08: This is a truly amazing prize put together by Heidi from 101 Cookbooks might be worth more than any other prize in the entire Menu For Hope Campaign. You no longer need an expense account or an exclusive invitation. One lucky reader could actually win a TASTE3 Full Conference Pass (value $2350). Taste 3 is a food and wine event unlike any other - in both scope and format. It is an interdisciplinary conference held annually and it brings together roughly forty of the most compelling writers, thinkers, chefs, winemakers, journalists, scientists, researchers, artisans, and executives to deliver concise, passionate twenty minute presentations to the intimate crowd (of just 350 people). Last year's attendees and speakers included Thomas Keller, Harold McGee, Paula Wolfert, Diana Kennedy, Katrina Markoff, Homaro Cantu, Dan Barber, Drew Nieporent, Paul Draper...the list of fantastic people goes on and on. This year's program is shaping up to be just as compelling. If you win this prize you will receive one full (non-transferable) pass to the TASTE3 conference presented by Robert Mondavi Winery, May 6-9, 2007 at COPIA in Napa, California
UW25: Tickets for the Blogher '07 aren't quite as pricey, but if you win a free pass to next Summer's Conference you will still be saving yourself a few hundred dollars. At Blogher '07 in Chicago, you will be able to hang out with all sorts of cool people like those who went last year including quite a bunch of food bloggers and immerse yourself in all sorts of topics related to you, to women and to blogging in general. This prize covers free admission for all sessions and parties. Most meals are included with conference registration but the winner will be responsible for airfare and hotel costs. This prize is open to both sexes alike, no discrimination here. Thanks to Kalyn and the Blogher team for putting forward this great prize.
Please come back tomorrow when I will be covering US prizes that give you the 'taste of a place'.
PS Gift Giving Tip for Christmas and Other Holidays: If you are one of those people, like me, who has friends all over the world and you aren't organised at buying gifts and mailing them, why not buy a raffle ticket in someone else's name? I did this last year. It was great fun choosing prizes to suit the personalities of my friends and family. For everyone I bought a ticket for - I emailed them to let them know, hoping they might be encouraged to buy a few tickets of their own as well. I probably bought a dozen or more tickets and two of them actually won prizes so I was glad I made the effort.