Monday, December 19, 2005

Over 65 Wonderful Food Prizes

A Menu for Hope Roundup

photograph picture Menu for Hope 2 I hope you liked the prizes we put together, with the help of many generous local vendors, to try and encourage you into making a donation to Unicef to help victims of the devastating earthquake in Indian and Pakistan. We hope local readers are tempted by the varied free dining out options in the Hungry Bay Hopper prize or perhaps the chance to try out all sorts of great local produce in the Ferry Building Bonanza. Readers from further afield can have a taste of the San Francisco area in the form of Food Food Books from the Bay delivered to their door anywhere in the world. Once you have put a bid in for this trio of goodies, take a look at all the other gifts available from generous food bloggers all over the globe. Read through the list and be prepared to drop a fiver more to the cause. Cast your eye over this stunning list of food prizes, SOME OF THEM ARE YET TO ATTRACT ANY BIDDERS...

manresa eggFirst up, Pim, the tireless organiser of these fund raising efforts is offering a $200 gift certificate towards a meal at Manresa, headed up by her 4 star chef boyfriend David Kinch. If you win this prize, you too could be tucking in to one of his famous eggs. Read Pim's first ever review of Manresa here to see how the love affair began. [Cheeky aside: On second thoughts, perhaps you shouldn't bid on this particular prize, that way I have more of a chance of winning it for myself...]

 The Eiffel Tower November 2005 photo by Sam And FredPrizes from Paris and France.
Vivilicious from A Life in food not only gives you the opportunity to shadow Michelin-star chef Stéphane Molé of Les Ormes in Paris for the day, you also score one of my own personal favourite kitchen appliances, the Salter Electronic scale. Wow!
Eat Berthillon ice cream, in Paris, with David Lebovitz and take home a signed copy of his Chocolate Book.
Louisa of Movable Feastwill prepare you a personalized Fixer's guide to Paris.
Picnic on Pierre Herme pastries in Paris with Clotilde from Chocolate and Zucchini.
Michèle from Oswego Tea wants to share Mariage Freres Tea with the winner of her giveaway.
Meg and Brett from Too Many Chefs have put together a goodie basket of French products to include foie gras, sea salt, snails and more.
Kate Hill from French Kitchen Adventures offers a basket full of gourmet treasures from her adopted home in Gascony.
Pascale from C'est moi qui l'ai fait has donated a gourmet box of a cool Zyliss peeler and some fancy chocolates from the fabulous chocolatier Michel Cluizel in Paris.
Le Menu de l'Espoir en Francais ici.

 slice pizza blog logoPrizes from New York
The Hungry Rose will take you on an historic tour of Chinatown restaurants in NYC.
Slice, the definitive blog on all things pizza have two prizes up for grabs: An invitation for two to a Slice Grilled Pizza party at their headquarters in New York or a pizza stone, pizza peel, and Peter Reinhart's American Pie, to be mailed to your home.
Or how about starring in a New York Foodie video with Amateur Gourmet Adam and his Amateur Gourmette Lisa?

 rose wine image by SamBoozey Prizes.
Eve, the Chocolate Lady offers up a bottle of vodka infused with Buddha Hand Citron.
Alder of Vinography will create a customized Napa or Sonoma Wine Country Tour Itinerary just for you.
Beau of Basic Juice will fly a free wine class to you and up to ten of your friends in any US or Canadian metropolitan city. Very Cool!
Winemonger are offering a mixed case of 6 Austrian wines for you to try.

 Life begins at 30 photograph by JasonPhotographic Prizes
Win a Set of lovely produce prints from Jen and Jason at Life Begins at 30.
Or how about a food photography lesson with Heidi Swanson in San Francisco?

Sam and Fred's PantryInternational Pantry Prizes.
Belly Timber's Island Insanity Gift Package.
A Persian Pantry, or a Persian meal from Fatemeh of Gastronomie.
A gourmet basket with all the ingredients needed to make a traditional Kashmiri meal from Brett of In Praise of Sardines.
A gift pack of foods from Seattle and Paris plus your choice of one of Viv's current favourite cookery books from Seattle Bon Vivant.
Shauna James of Gluten Free Girl offers a Seattle food basket: smoked salmon; organic coffee; Fran's gray salt caramels and a copy of Tom Douglass' cookbook.
Keiko of Nordljus is giving a green tea, Matcha, from Japan plus a recipe for one of her own matcha desserts.
Alice of Epicurean Debauchery is offering a Make-Your-Own Sushi Starter Kit with roller mats, a shamoji, recipes and some seaweed and wasabi.
Megan of I Heart Bacon has donated a Casina Rossa Truffle Salt to the cause.
Sarah of Slash Food has put together a basket full of gourmet goodies from Oregon.
Nupur of One Hot Stove would like to share a Chai Hamper containing everything you'd ever need to make heavenly and authentic Indian Chai.
Al, the City Hippy, offers a set of fair-trade goodies, with a box of Clipper Organic tea bags, Organic Fairtrade Ground Coffee and a jar of Organic Hot Chocolate.
Aki and Alexander of Ideas in Food are giving two bottles of Blis maple syrup: one bourbon barrel aged and one infused with Tahitian Vanilla bean.
A box of Japanese fare is on offer from Obachan. The box contains very hard to find items like dried Yuzu zest and Anko azuki bean paste powder.
Un Menu por la Esperanza, Espagnol.

chocolate grapefruit tarragonChocolate Treats
Rachael of Fresh Approach Cooking has a delicious-sounding Jin Patisserie 12 Piece Box to give away.
Here and There have a box of Deb's Delectables to give away.
Little Fancies not only has a surprise tool and a book to give away, she is also tempting us with homemade truffles.
Beatrice from La Tartine Gourmande is offering 3 bars of the excellent New Tree chocolate from Belgium.

elise simply recipes apple butterHomemade Prizes
Elise of Simply Recipes is giving away two jars of her homemade apple butter.
Vanessa, she who craves, has donated a homemade jar of marmalade.
Amy Cooking with Amy with give the Very Maple Syrup cookbook and her very special homemade Maple Nut Granola.
Bilbo's surprise includes some of the Biscotti mom makes.
Charlotte from Love & Cooking will include Home made truffles and lemon curd.

A little lamb to call your own...
Farmgirl Susan's new born lamb
Farmgirl Susan is offering the unique opportunity to become the "honary owner" of one of next Spring's new born lambs. That means ewe get to name the newborn. (It doesn't mean that lambsie comes to live in your inner-city appartment.)

recipe booksFood and Recipe Books Galore
Rachael of Fresh Approach Cooking has managed to get together two sets of Chronicle Cook Books and Menu Cards.
Wena of Mum Mum: Nonya cooking, Foods of my childhood : Penang Nyonya Cooking by Cecilia Tan
Derrick of Obsession with Food: one year subscription to The Art of Eating magazine.
Melissa of The Traveler's Lunchbox: Culinary Artistry by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page.
Owen of Tomatilla: Digital Dish, Five Seasons of the freshest recipes and writing from food blogs around the world.
Stephanie of the Happy Sorceress:Giada de Laurentis's new book.
Sweetnicks :Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook.
Faith Kramer of Blog Appetit: Bouchon cookbook
Luisa, The Wednesday Chef: Anne Willan's Cooked to Perfection.
recipe books from A la CuisineClement of A La Cuisine!: The Cook's Book by Jill Norman and three jars of Anton Kozlik's Canadian mustard.
Anne of Anne's Food: Swedish Cakes and Cookies.
Christina, of the Thorngrove Table: Barbara Santich's The Original Mediterranean Cuisine: Medieval Recipes for Today.
Laura of Cucina Testa Rossa: autographed Jacques Pepin, Fast Food My Way book.
Kate of Accidental Hedonist: Marcella Hazan's Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking and Marcella Says... : Italian Cooking Wisdom.
Andrew of Spittoon: Cook Until Desired Tenderness by Cleo Papanikolas.
Barbara at Tigers and Strawberries: Hunan Style Chinese Cookbook and Sichuan cookbook Land of Plentyby Fucsia Dunlop.
Judy at Divina Cucina: a copy of her very own cookbook.
Miss Ginsu of the Hedonista: a t-shirt and a copy of James Peterson's Essentials of Cooking.
Silverbrow of Silverbrow on Food: The River Cottage Meat Book by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The Handmade Loaf by Dan Lepard, The Book of Jewish Food by Claudia Roden.
Hillary of Blonde Food: Thomas Keller's Bouchon cookbook.
Paige at Chef-Girl:The Food Lover’s Trail Guide to Albertaand its sequel, The Food Lover’s Trail Guide to Alberta: volume 2.

recipe booksMiscellaneous Foodie Items
A Wusthof Classic Paring Knife from Rachael at Fresh Approach Cooking.
Gerald of Foodite is offering a Benriner Kanechi Slicer.
VK from My Dhaba is helping out by donating a treasured cast iron Kadai. One of my favourite prizes.
Decent Content is giving a $100 gift certificate to spend at CB2, a new offshoot of Crate and Barrel.
Noodlepie in Vietnam is offering a copy of Saigon Street Cast DVD and some vietnamese coffee...

To enter for all or any of these prizes, click on the donate to Unicef button. Make sure you state which prize or prizes you are interested in the comments section when you make your donation. You can make as many donations as you like, as many times as you like. Each entry for a prize requires a donation of $5.

Thank you for your generosity.

PS. Good luck everyone!

Archive Alert! On this day in 2004 Naan and Curry in the Tenderloin

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Over 65 Wonderful Food Prizes


  • At 19/12/05 10:15, Blogger Rachael Narins said…

    Wait. I mentioned you are a super star right? Seriously, this is an incredible post (for those of you who dont blog, you really should know this sort of round up can take ages to do, what with pictures and links and all), so thank you!

    AND, (natch) I have ONE other item I am offering! A spankin' new 3.5 inch wusthof classic paring knife.

    OH, and I too want to say a huge thanks to Sam, Pim, all the gift donors and all the monetary donors for taking part in this!


  • At 19/12/05 10:18, Blogger Sam said…

    oh - sorry rachael - i knew i would forget something - and I actually bid on that prize too, as a present for my friend. will add it in where i have a spare min.

  • At 19/12/05 10:52, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Don't forget the 2nd Persian gift -- a "ready to cook" meal, or a fully-cooked one (if the winner is willing to pay for overnight shipping on ice).

    Thanks for pulling this together, Sam!

  • At 19/12/05 12:24, Blogger Kalyn Denny said…

    What an incredible round-up of all the gifts that people can bid for. I do hope Pim raises tons and tons of money.

  • At 19/12/05 13:56, Blogger Melissa CookingDiva said…

    Sam, you have prepared such a beautiful post!!! Thank you and many hugs!:)

  • At 19/12/05 20:38, Blogger Barbara Fisher said…

    Sam, you and Pim are really going all out on this campaign--and I think it is great. The total is coming close to nine thousand dollars--and that is really amazing.

    Thank you for the lovely and informative post.

  • At 20/12/05 15:47, Blogger MizD said…

    Wow, Sam! Thanks for rounding this all up -- fantastic job! The total's over 10k now and it just keeps climbing!


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