Thursday, December 21, 2006

Last Chance to Win Big (and feel good about it!)

The Menu for Hope ends tomorrow (Friday) at 6 pm PST, so you have a little over 24 hours to buy your $10 raffle tickets and bid on prizes like dinner for four with wine at Mozza, the new Batali joint in LA, or dinner with NYT wine critic Eric Asimov.

We've already raised $40,000 (who says bloggers don't have power?)! Can you help push it to $50,000? Make your bids now!

Here at Erin's Kitchen we've sponsored prize UW15: a brand- spankin' new copy of Arabesque by Middle Eastern food expert Claudia Roden, a cookbook that covers the history and the food of Turkey, Morocco and Lebanon. And if that wasn't enough, I've thrown in a $25 gift certificate to Penzey's, an online emporium of herbs and spices at great bulk prices. They carry six different kinds of cinnamon, seven peppercorn varieties, and everything else you need to build a Middle Eastern pantry.

Best of all, every penny raised goes directly to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which began in 1963, as the United Nations' frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. In 2003, WFP fed 104 million people in 81 countries, including refugees and internally displaced people and families left homeless by natural disaster.

So, go to First Giving and buy your raffle tickets today. Be sure to enter the number of the prize(s) you want. For a full list of prizes visit Chez Pim, and for those of you who like to play the odds, check out Becks and Posh for the odds of winning each of the West Coast prizes. And of course, big thanks to all of y'all who have already donated!

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