How can you help? Easy. From Dec. 11 - 22, select one of the many fabulous gifts that are being donated from all over the world, purchase a $10 raffle ticket (or 2 or 12), and throw your name in the hat to win. There is no limit on the amount you can donate or how many times you can give. This is a great way to do some armchair holiday shopping for food lovers while helping to feed hungry children all over the world. Instructions for vying for one of the fabulous prizes are below. But first, let me tempt you with my offering: a one-of-a-kind, autographed copy of San Francisco Chefs 2006 signed by top Bay Area chefs including Thomas Keller, David Kinch, Laurent Manrique and Nancy Oakes.
Food Musings prize description (code UW28): San Francisco Chefs is the San Francisco debut of a project that originated in Washington DC with DC Chefs last year. Both are the brainchild of Michel Richard, one of the industry's most respected and talented chefs and the owner of Citronelle. This year, twelve of the Bay Area's top chefs got together to produce a collection of keepsake recipes in order to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The publication also includes profiles that tell the story of how each one became a chef, as well as color photos and a keepsake recipe from each chef (The Slanted Door's famous shaking beef, or seared toro with matsutake mushrooms, edamame, mirin reduction from The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton executive chef Ron Siegel, for example). The profiles were written by Michelle Odom, author of the forthcoming Aqua cookbook, and myself. The list of chef participants includes:
Thomas Keller, The French Laundry (3 Michelin stars)
Laurent Manrique, Aqua (2 Michelin stars)
David Kinch, Manresa (2 Michelin stars)
Michael Mina, Michael Mina (2 Michelin stars)
Robert Curry, Auberge du Soleil (1 Michelin star)
Charlie Palmer & Michael Ellis, Dry Creek Kitchen (1 Michelin star)
Nancy Oakes & Pam Mazzola, Boulevard (1 Michelin star)
Ron Siegel, The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton (1 Michelin star)
Melissa Perello, The Fifth Floor (1 Michelin star)
Gerald Hirigoyen, Piperade & Bocadillos
Charles Phan, Slanted Door
Mitchell & Steven Rosenthal, Town Hall and Salt House
I have one rare, signed copy of the publication autographed by: Michel Richard, Thomas Keller, David Kinch, Laurent Manrique, Michael Ellis, Robert Curry, Nancy Oakes and Pam Mazzola. There are no other signed copies of San Francisco Chefs in circulation, so this item is one-of-a-kind.
To bid on this item and others like it, follow these instructions:
1. Go to the donation page.
2. Make a donation. Each $10 you donate earns you one raffle ticket towards the prize of your choice. Please specify which prize(s) you'd like in the 'Personal Message' section on the donation form. If you bid more than $10, tell us how many tickets you want to allot per prize, and please use the prize code. For example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for UW01 and 3 for UW02, etc. The Food Musings prize code is UW28.
3. If your company matches your charity donation, please remember to check the box and fill in the information so we can claim the corporate match.
4. Please also check the box to allow us to see your email address so that we can contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.
5. Check back on Chez Pim on January 15, 2007 for the results of the raffle. (The drawing will be done electronically.)
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