'Tis the season, and uber-blogger Pim is hosting A Menu For Hope II to raise money for victims of the devastating South Asia earthquake. A donation of just five dollars buys you the opportunity to choose from a droolworthy list of prizes donated by bloggers 'round the world. Donations (tax deductible for readers in the US) will make their way to earthquake victims in India and Pakistan, via worthy international aid organization First Giving and, ultimately, Unicef.
Entering the draw of your choice is easy:
First, have a gander at the long, long list of prizes up for grabs. Make a choice, and then --
donate. Be sure to note the prize you've got your eye on in the Comment Box section of the donation form. Better yet, donate in multiples of $5 and earn the chance to be entered more than once for the same prize, or simultaneously for multiple prizes. Drawings will be held on December 23rd and results announced after January 1st.
I've signed up for the chance to win a few UK-origin cookbooks I've had my eye on for a while, a Benriner Kanekichi Slicer, a recipe collection from a well-known Florence cooking school, and a new cookery tome -- that's garnered rave reviews in food mags worldwide -- plus a choice of three mustards.
EatingAsia is donating a choice of prizes: Food From the Heart: Malaysia's Culinary Heritage, a collection of tempting Malaysian family recipes reflecting the country's Chinese, Indian, and Malay culinary traditions, and a recent copy of Flavours, a glossy Malaysian food mag OR (to tempt Malay readers who probably don't need any primers on Malaysian food!) a year's subscription to my very favorite U.S. food mag, Saveur. With excellent writing and a focus on authentic foods from around the world, Saveur covers a lot of ground that publications like Bon Appetite and Food & Wine miss -- and it's not often available on Malaysian news stands. It's a great resource for avid cooks and adventurous culinary travellers.
So what are you waiting for?