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Monday, December 11, 2006

Menu for Hope

It's here. Grab Your Fork can finally reveal the centralised list of prizes gathered by the Asia Pacific region for Pim's annual Menu for Hope campaign.

UPDATE (20 DEC 06): Want to know how you can improve your odds of winning a raffle prize? Click here.

Last year this innovative online campaign raised US$17,000 for UNICEF in just twelve days. This year we are raising funds to support the United Nations World Food Programme and hope to raise much much more.

The prizes listed below have all been donated or sourced by foodbloggers across the Asia Pacific region. The generosity of individuals and businesses has been heartfelt and amazing. We hope to continue this spirit of goodwill by encouraging you to purchase raffle tickets for the prize/s you are interested in.

Here's what you should do...

  1. Go to the donation page at http://www.firstgiving.com/menuforhopeIII.
  2. Make a donation. Each US$10 will grant you one raffle ticket towards a prize of your choice. Please use the unique prize code to specify which prize or prizes you'd like in the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form. Do tell us how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code eg. a donation of US$50 could be 2 tickets for AP01 and 3 for AP02.
  3. For US donors, if your company matches your charity donation, please remember to check the box and fill in the information so we may claim the corporate match.
  4. Please check the box to allow us to see your email address so that we could contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.
  5. Raffle ticket sales end on December 22, 2006. Check Chez Pim on January 15, 2007 when we announce the results of the raffle. Prize drawing will be done electronically. Our friend, the code wizard Derrick at Obsession with Food, is responsible for the wicked application that will do the job.


Please check quarantine restrictions for your country before bidding on any food products.

The full round-up of prizes worldwide can be found on Chez Pim here.

The links to "more info" will be gradually updated to direct you to bloggers' specific posts on their individual prizes as they are progressively published.

win a dining voucher for $200 from BaguetteBRISBANE: Dining voucher for AU$200 kindly donated by Baguette Restaurant: enjoy classic modern Australian fare with Asian and European influences at this picturesque bistro owned and run by the Domenech family for nearly 30 years.

More info: Grab Your Fork
Code: AP08
win a dining voucher for two at Felix in The PeninsulaHONG KONG: Dining voucher for two
kindly donated by Felix, a Hong Kong landmark on the 28th floor of The Peninsular Tower. Designed by Philippe Starck, it's as famous for its killer interiors and views as it is for its food. Felix's new chef, American Jason Oakley, has a stunning pedigree. Formerly from the French Laundry and Alex at Wynn's Las Vegas, Oakley's own contemporary cuisine is putting Felix back on the culinary map.

More info: Chubby Hubby
Code: AP03
win a RM500 dining voucher to El CerdoKUALA LUMPUR: RM500 dining voucher kindly donated by El Cerdo in Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chef Werner is at the helm of El Cerdo which specializes in porcine delights, and Babe thoroughly recommends the pork knuckle for two: "It's slightly different from the usual knuckle; the skin is rubbed and topped with herbs and garlic so in addition to being crispy, there is a fragrant herb aroma with a subtle hint of garlic. It tastes just wonderful."

More info: Babe in the City - KL
Code: AP29
win a $50 voucher from Chilli PadiMELBOURNE: Win a AU$50 dining voucher kindly donated by Chilli Padi, Melbourne Central (two vouchers available in separate raffle draws). Feast on modern Asian cuisine or try their ever-popular Chilli Malam to satisfy cravings for a late night feast of hawker-style food.

More info: A Few of My Favourite Things
Code: AP23
win a $50 voucher from Chilli PadiMELBOURNE: Win a AU$50 dining voucher kindly donated by Chilli Padi, Melbourne Central (two vouchers available in separate raffle draws). Feast on modern Asian cuisine or try their ever-popular Chilli Malam to satisfy cravings for a late night feast of hawker-style food.

More info: A Few of My Favourite Things
Code: AP24
win a $150 dining voucher to GingerboyNEW! MELBOURNE: Win a AU$150 dining voucher kindly donated by Gingerboy. Savour all the sweet, sour and chilli bite expected in Asian food and just the right amount of kick. "The chilli might sting your aunty but it won't ruin your date," says Ed. Gingerboy has a great cocktail list and really bustles, even on a Tuesday lunchtime. With a somewhat pricey menu, this is your chance to experience it for the price of a raffle ticket.

More info: Tomato
Code: AP45
win a degustation dinner for two with matching wines at InterludeMELBOURNE: Degustation dinner for two with matching wines* kindly donated by Interlude (valued at AU$400). British chef Robin Wickens worked in a number of top London restaurants including Pied a Terre, Bibendum and The Glasshouse before arriving in Melbourne in 2000. Awarded "Best Young Chef" by the 2005 Age Good Food Guide, Interlude offers modern French with innovative twists. *Please note Winning voucher not valid on Saturday evenings.

More info: At My Table
Code: AP18
win a dinner at Romdeng with Karen Coates, author of Cambodia NowPHNOM PENH: Dinner at Romdeng in February 2007 accompanied by Karen Coates, author of Cambodia Now.
Karen is keen to take you to Romdeng, a fantastic, elegant nonprofit restaurant serving classic Khmer food. Run by the NGO Mith Samlanh (Friends), this program helps street kids in just about every aspect of life. The Romdeng staff all came from the streets, and they're learning to work as chefs, waiters and waitresses.

More info: Rambling Spoon
Code: AP19
win a dining voucher for four with wines at Iggy'sSINGAPORE: Dining voucher for four with wines kindly donated by Iggy's (valued at S$1200). An intimate 28-seater on the third floor of the Regent in Singapore, Kevin Gould from The Guardian considers it "the subtlest, most satisfying east/west cuisine" he's ever eaten.

More info: Chubby Hubby
Code: AP01
win a weekend stay with dining voucher at the New Majestic HotelSINGAPORE: Weekend stay in a suite plus dining voucher kindly donated by The New Majestic Hotel. This cutting-edge boutique hotel offers 30 different rooms each designed by upcoming Singaporean artists. The Majestic Restaurant offers modern Cantonese. This is hip, funky and utterly chic.

More info: Chubby Hubby
Code: AP06
win a degustation dinner for two with wines from Becasse Restaurant, SydneySYDNEY: 10-course degustation menu for two people with matching wines
kindly donated by Becasse Restaurant (valued at AU$320): 'Restaurant of the Year' and with two hats awarded by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2007, head chef Justin North and the team at Becasse serve Modern French food in warm yet elegant surroundings. The Swarovski crystal chandeliers are something else too.

More info: Grab Your Fork
Code: AP09
win a $200 dinner voucher for two at Ocean RoomSYDNEY: AU$200 dinner voucher for two
kindly donated by Ocean Room: head chef Raita Noda promises modern coastal cuisine with Japanese and Mediterranean influences using only supremely fresh seafood. You have to go just to check out his amazing fishtanks!

More info: Grab Your Fork
Code: AP10
win a $200 dinner voucher to PeramaNEW! SYDNEY: Dining voucher worth AU$200 kindly donated by Perama. Enjoy the various tastes of Greece through the ages. Head chef David Tsirekas is happy to design a menu for you and match it with some of the best boutique wines in Greece; or choose your own, from a menu that includes the Moorish flavours of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire, with dishes like Honey Peppered Figs or Pork Belly Baklava with Date and Mastic Sauce. They also offer caramel baklava ice cream and their olive oil ice cream is unbelievably tasty.

More info: Grab Your Fork
Code: AP46
win a dining voucher for two with wines from Tetsuya's SydneySYDNEY: 10-course degustation menu for two people with matching wines
kindly donated by Tetsuya's: Wakuda Tetsuya is renowned for his progressive state-of-the-art dishes that marry Japanese philosophy with classic French technique. Tetsuya's was recently awarded 5th best restaurant in the world. An amazing dining experience. Tetsuya promises that he'll prepare a very special meal for the winner.

More info: Chubby Hubby
Code: AP02
win two knives by Kasumi and Hattori donated by RazorsharpTwo knives: a Kasumi 20cm chef's knife and a Hattori HD 17cm Santoku knife
kindly donated by Razorsharp. Both knives are made in Seki city, Japan, famous for its knifemaking expertise, with superb cutting edges that stay sharper for longer.

More info: Chubby Hubby
Code: AP04
win a NZ$100 gift voucher to Truffle Food & WineNEW ZEALAND ONLY: NZ$100 gift voucher
kindly donated by Truffle Food & Wine. An emporium of hard-to-find imported gourmet goodies, this is your chance to treat yourself to Nielsen Massey vanilla extracts, Poddi Tartufi truffle products and more. Please note that shipping cannot be made to post office boxes or addresses outside of New Zealand.

More info: Laughing Gastronome
Code: AP07
win a wagashi Japanese sweets making kitWagashi Japanese sweets making-kit
kindly prepared and donated by Obachan, containing: 1 packet mochiko rice flour; 2 packets shiro-an sweetened white bean paste; flat picks, serving plates and Japanese paper for serving; 4 cookie/vegetable cutters in the shape of a maple leaf, cherry blossom, ginkgo leaf and plum blossom; and recipes in English for making ichigo daifuku (strawberry and sweet bean paste in rice cake) and nerikiri sweets. Photo courtesy of Obachan

More info: Obachan's Kitchen and Balcony Garden
Code: AP16
win a half-kilo bag of Kampot peppercorns straight from CambodiaHalf-kilo bag of Cambodian Kampot peppercorns kindly donated and sent straight to you by Phil. Describing pepper as decadent seems to be something that was lost in the High Middle Ages; a decadence that the manganese rich soils of Kampot have managed to retain. "Never in my life have I been tempted to eat a spoonful of unadulterated peppercorns straight out of their plastic bag," says Phil. The vacuum-packed bag will be posted straight from Kampot, and if you're in Phnom Penh, he will also add a meat tray to the value of 80,000 riel or your choice of Cambodian beer to the same value.

More info: Phnomenon
Code: AP17
win a honey package from Malfroy's GoldTwo 500g jars of honey, 300g pack of honeycomb and a beeswax parcel
kindly donated by Malfroy's Gold (valued at AU$30). This new company has been set up by a migratory bee-keeping family, and although based in the Hawkesbury/Blue Mountains region they move 1000 hives all over the state to find the best 'honey flow' for their bees. All products are 100% natural and made only from what their bees produce. Specialists in pure Eucalyptus honeys, they also sell premium raw beeswax 'bullions' - perfect for use in furniture polish, woodworking, candle making, and natural cosmetics. If you pick up your prize from their stall at the Blackheath Farmers Market, they'll throw in something extra as well!

More info: Grab Your Fork
Code: AP22
win a cupcake/cake decorating kitCupcake/cake decorating kit
kindly created and donated by Santos (valued at US$60). This personally created kit includes a selection of seasonal cupcake liners, mini espresso cups, mini cutters, a set of three decorating icing tips with disposable plastic cones, food colour gels, various sugar decorations (including edible glitter, coarse sugars and shapes), chocolate sprinkles and nonpareils, and other edible novelties. Photo courtesy of Santos.

More info: The Scent of Green Bananas
Code: AP25
win a Japanese bento box starter kitJapanese bento box starter kit
kindly created and donated by Santos (valued at US$60). This personally created kit contains a copy of Eric Gower's "The Breakaway Japanese Kitchen" cookbook, one bento box container, a set of chopsticks in a handy travel case, and various essential bento supplies like decorative cups and papers, plastic soy sauce containers, mini cutters and rice molds. Photo courtesy of Santos.

More info: The Scent of Green Bananas
Code: AP30
win a traveller's dark chocolate samplerTraveller's dark chocolate sampler
kindly collected and donated by Chika who is currently traveling through the US and Europe. Your sampler set will contain 5 or 6 exquisite plain dark chocolate bars, each 2-4 oz / 50-100 g with minimum 70% cacao, from selected American and European chocolatiers. These may include such devoted chocolate makers as Recchiuti Confections of San Francisco, US, and Bonnat of Voiron, France. She will also include one or two extra tasting pieces of milk, white or flavored chocolate.

More info: She Who Eats
Code: AP31
win a filled 'boita a biscuits' tin'Boite a biscuits' tin French storage tin filled with trinkets kindly donated by Y. This adorable little biscuit tin was purchased from The Bay Tree (value AU$45) and will be filled with a surprise selection of handpicked items, mostly biscuit-related and will also include things like Y's favourite tea.

More info: blog.lemonpi.net
Code: AP36
win an autographed copy of Simple Chinese Cook by Kylie Kwong and a Fair Trade hamperEXTRA PRIZE! Hamper filled with Fair Trade products kindly purchased for donation by Georgia and an autographed copy of Simple Chinese Cooking by Kylie Kwong, who is a Fair Trade Ambassador. Included in your Fair Trade hamper are 3 x vacuum packs of coffee, 3 x 100g bars of chocolate, honey, jasmine rice, a handwash pump pack and a handbag as well! All products have been produced by people who were paid fairly for their goods. Photo of hamper courtesy of Mocktale

More info: Mocktale
Code: AP40
win a Tonfisk designer ceramic teapot and teaNEW! Tonfisk designer ceramic teapot and tea kindly donated by T Connection (valued at S$195). This stylish Tonfisk teapot exudes Scandinavian elegance - all Tonfisk products are handmade in their workshop in Helsinki, Finland. The oak veneer-wrapped holder allows you to handle the teapot easily and helps keep your tea toasty warm as well. Test it out straight away with a cup of T Connection's Sunset Boulevard blend of loose leaf Earl Grey tea - the pack provided will provide many afternoons of sipping bliss.

More info: Grab Your Fork
Code: AP42
win a $100 Koko Black voucherNEW! $100 voucher kindly donated by Koko Black. Founded by Shane Hills, Koko Black produces some of the best chocolates in Melbourne. Their hot chocolate has been voted the best in Melbourne by the Herald Sun but that's not all they do well--the house truffles are on the favourites list for locals too. With three stores in Melbourne to choose from, there's plenty of choice and opportunity for the discerning chocoholic.

More info: A Few of My Favourite Things
Code: AP43
win a six-course high tea for six peopleNEW! SINGAPORE: Six-course high tea for six people kindly created by Julia. Pamper your family, friends or workmates with a sumptuous high tea. Choose from a menu that includes as fried beehoon, kimbap (Korean-style futomaki), hiyashi chuka (Japanese cold noodles), steamed savoury pumpkin cake, mini pies, Indonesian kueh-kueh (pastries), and chocolate-covered strawberries. Starters, light main courses and dessert will be packed in microwave-proof plasticware and ready to serve. Please note: This voucher can be claimed from March 1, 2007 to November 30, 2007, at a date mutually agreeable by both the winner and Julia. Please allow at least 3 days notice. The prize is self-collection in Outram area, or delivery can be arranged at a transport charge of S$15.00. Photo of hamper courtesy of Aroma Cookery

More info: Aroma Cookery
Code: AP48

win a 500ml bottle of handmade cherry vodkaBottle of handmade cherry vodka
kindly made by tankeduptaco to an authentic Polish recipe, with only the care and attention a dedicated foodie could give. Made from sun-kissed sour cherries, sugar and a mixture of distilled spirits, this liqueur is the essence of cherries with a distinctive cherry kernel flavour. Fantastic by itself or even drizzled over ice cream, it is the perfect liqueur for every occasion and valued at over AU$50. Photo courtesy of Tomato.

More info: At My Table
Code: AP12
win a $100 gift voucher to The Prince Wine StoreAU$100 gift voucher kindly donated by The Prince Wine Store, one of the more serious wine shops in Victoria, Australia, with tastings of local and imported wines every weekend. Up-and-coming wineries are featured along with established stars, and their imported wine list is second to none. Wine education courses are available as well as special wine dinners, often with the winemakers.

More info: At My Table
Code: AP33
win a copy of James Halliday's Wine Atlas of AustraliaReference book: Wine Atlas of Australia by James Halliday kindly donated by Hardie Grant Books (valued at AU$79.95). This is the first book to comprehensively map all the wine regions – and there are over seventy – in Australia. A definitive work on Australian wine by one of the country's top wine writers, Halliday examines the types of grapes grown, soil, climate and winegrowing history, and also introduces the most famous and respected wineries, winemakers and their signature wines.

More info: Tomato
Code: AP37
win a set of cookbooks and travel books from Editions Didier MilletA collection of 7 cookbooks and travel books kindly donated by Editions Didier Millet. The set includes: Hot Chefs Hip Cuisine (original recipes from from 34 of the world’s most daring chefs, including Charlie Trotter, Ferran Adria, Michel Troisgros, Gordan Ramsay and Tetsuya Wakuda); New Chinese Cuisine (chronicling how the chefs at the respected Tung Lok Restaurant group are revamping classic dishes from Sichuan, Hunan, Beijing and Canton); The Six Senses Cookbook (featuring innovative fusion cuisine from resorts and spas in the Maldives, Thailand and Vietnam); and four books from the the Chic series: Shanghai Chic, Singapore Chic, India Chic, and South Africa Chic (history, culture and reviews and listings of each desination's coolest hotels, restaurants, spas, shops and bars).

More info: Chubby Hubby
Code: AP05
win two cookbooks: Let it Simmer by Sean Moran and Where the Heart Is by Karen MartiniCookbooks: Let it Simmer by Sean Moran and Where the Heart Is by Karen Martini (value AU$110) kindly purchased for donation by stonesoup. Karen Martini is known to many for her weekly cooking features in Sunday Life magazine and her regular segment on Better Homes and Gardens. Sean Moran is the head chef and owner of Sean's Panorama at Bondi.

More info: stonesoup
Code: AP11
win a personalised food history for the day of your choiceUnique personalised food history for the winner's day of choice kindly crafted by The Old Foodie. This would include commentary on food-related historic events for the day, at least one historic menu and a selection of old recipes that fit the various themes. It would be anything from 4-8 pages, and could be emailed or mailed. A uniquely personal birthday treat for yourself or a food-loving friend.

More info: The Old Foodie
Code: AP13
win a copy of Taste Favourites cookbookCookbook: Taste Favourites published by Taste Magazine, New Zealand
(valued at NZ$35) kindly purchased for donation by winosandfoodies: a compilation of 70 recipes that includes easy finger foods, recipes for entertaining and plenty of ideas for mid-week meals, baking and desserts.

More info: winosandfoodies
Code: AP14
win a copy of A Cook's Tour of New ZealandNon-Fiction: A Cook's Tour of New Zealand by Peta Mathias
(valued at NZ$59.95) kindly purchased for donation by Arfi: a food lover's tour of New Zealand with an A-Z of favourite producers and suppliers, and accompanied by recipes and beautiful photos.

More info: Homemades
Code: AP15
win an autographed copy of Cambodia NowNon-Fiction: Cambodia Now: Life in the Wake of War, signed and donated by the author Karen Coates, a freelance journalist who is an Asian correspondent for Gourmet and author of Rambling Spoon. Reviewer Andy Brouwer describes Cambodia Now as "a must-read for anyone seeking to delve below the flimsy veil of idyllic Cambodian life that most of the tourist hordes see and believe is the real Cambodia."

More info: Rambling Spoon
Code: AP20
win a copy of Instant Entertaining by Donna HayCookbook: Instant Entertaining by Donna Hay (valued at AU$49.95) kindly purchased for donation by Anh: this latest cookbook from Donna Hay offers simple yet stylish recipes to cover a range of occasions. Impress your dinner guests with modern dishes that look great on the plate but don't take hours to create!

More info: Food Lover's Journey
Code: AP21
win a set of 6 Malaysian cookbooksCookbooks: Set of six mini books on Malaysian cuisine kindly donated by Babe. Published by Periplus, this set includes: Malaysian Favourites by Wendy Hutton; Malaysian Cakes and Desserts by Rohani Jelani; Nyonya Favourites by Lee Geok Boi; Eurasian Favourites by Wendy Hutton; Homestyle Malay Cooking by Rohani Jelani and Delicious Asian Seafood by Lee Geok Boi.

More info: Babe in the City - KL
Code: AP26
win a set of Nyonya cookbooksCookbooks: Two books with a Nyonya theme kindly donated by Babe. Nyonya Flavours: A Complete Guide to Penang Straits Chinese Cuisine is jointly published by The State Chinese (Penang) Association and Star Publications (M) Bhd showcasing the history, cuisine and recipes of Penang Nyonyas. The second book, Hawker's Kuih-Muih Favourites, published by Famous Cuisine, is a bilingual edition in Chinese and English. Although not specifically Nyonya, the abundance of cakes and sweets is fitting.

More info: Babe in the City - KL
Code: AP27
win two vegetarian cookbooksCookbooks: Two cookbooks on vegetarian cuisine kindly sponsored by Babe's hubby KK. Azrah Kamala Shashi's Vegetarian Feasts (Celebrity Chef's Cookbooks series) is published by Times Edition and includes mouthwatering Chinese, Indian, Malay, Thai and Western recipes. Also included is Over 80 Great Vegetarian Cuisines published by Famous Cuisine, a Chinese-English bilingual edition that focuses mainly on Chinese style vegetarian fare.

More info: Babe in the City -KL
Code: AP28
win a traditional Malaysian cookbookCookbook: Air Tangan Tengku Puan Pahang: Masakan Tradisional Pahang - a book of traditional Malaysian recipes
kindly donated by Robyn. Printed in both English and bahasa Malaysian, this compilation by the wife of the Pahang Crown Prince features 155 recipes from 11 districts of Pahang state. Richly illustrated with photographs and accompanied by unusual and delicious recipes not published elsewhere, this hardcover book is perfect for the coffee table and a must-have for anyone interested in regional Malaysian cooking.

More info: Eating Asia
Code: AP32
win a set of autographed Anthony Bourdain booksNon-Fiction/Cookbooks: Autographed set of four books by Anthony Bourdain including Nasty Bits, A Cook's Tour, Kitchen Confidential and Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook. If you have yet to be acquainted with the no-nonsense style of writing by Bourdain this is your chance. If you have, I bet you don't have an autographed copy!

More info: Cha Xiu Bao
Code: AP34
win a copy of Sunday Lunch by Gordon RamsayNon-Fiction/Cookbook: Sunday Lunch by Gordon Ramsay kindly donated by Hardie Grant Books (valued at AU$45). Ed says "What surprised me [is] this really is a practical down-to-earth cookbook. Lots of books from top-rated chefs border on the pretentious and suffer from requiring too many difficult-to-search-out ingredients. Not this one. It's brilliant."

More info: Tomato
Code: AP38
win a copy of Menu Degustation by Anderson Ho NEW!Cookbook: Menu Degustation - Tasting Menus of New Asia Cuisine by Anderson Ho kindly donated by Joone (valued at US$30). Singaporean chef Ho is famous for his innovative splicing of Eastern and Western technique. Perhaps you live too far from his restaurant Le Papillon to visit, but you can certainly live vicariously through this degustation-style cookbook which includes recipes for green pea cappuccino with green tea sorbet, and Earl Grey tea ice cream with churros.

More info: Nibble and Scribble
Code: AP41
win a place on the February session of Writing About FoodUPDATED! SYDNEY: Complimentary place in the six-week Writing About Food short course (valued at AU$345) hosted by acclaimed food journalist John Newton and kindly donated by the UTS Centre for New Writing. This six-week program is a perfect introduction to food journalism and food writing, with a feedback component for student assignments. Please note This prize is valid for the first 2007 session of this program commencing Tuesday January 30. Classes will be held every Tuesday 6pm-8pm 30 Jan-6 March at the UTS City Campus near Railway Square, Broadway.

More info: Cucina Rebecca
Code: AP35
win a voucher for a midweek Retreat Facial at BodyfreedomMELBOURNE: Biscuit tin containing a voucher for a midweek Retreat Facial kindly donated by Bodyfreedom Urban Retreat (valued at AU$120). This 75-minute luxury pampering includes a cleansing footbath, relaxing back and neck massage, and facial (deep cleansing, double exfoliation, skin type-specific mask and lymphatic drainage face massage) before your body is gently rewoken with ritualistic Balinese body palming as well as a scalp and feet massage.

More info: Tomato
Code: AP39
win a tour of Bangkok including all transport and mealsNEW! BANGKOK: Custom tour of Bangkok including transport and meals hosted by Austin (valued at US$150). An American ex-pat who has been living in Thailand since 1999, Austin can speak, read and write fluent Thai. He will take you to two of Bangkok's most vibrant markets, a couple of well-respected restaurants and street stalls, as well as other interesting non food-related sights. This is a unique opportunity to experience the marvels of Bangkok with a multi-lingual foodie who takes amazing photos to boot. Photo courtesy of Austin

More info: Real Thai
Code: AP44
win a Creative Zen mp3 playerNEW! Creative Zen V Plus 2Gb mp3 player kindly donated by ST. Perfect to store and display all your food photos, you can also play all your favourite tunes whilst you cook, or watch videos whilst you wait in the supermarket queue. Features a 1.5 inch full colour OLED Display, built in FM radio and many other features, packed into a tiny device that will fit inside almost any pocket. ST will also include a mystery food-related bonus: it may be a cookbook, tools or food.

More info: Cheat Eat
Code: AP47
win a Creative Zen mp3 playerNEW! Ricoh Capilo R3 Digital Camera (used) with accessories kindly donated by Ivan (he has recently upgraded). This one-year-old 5.1 megapixel camera boasts 7.1x optical zoom, 28-200mm wide angle zoom and the ability to take macro photos from 1cm distance - perfect for the budding foodblogger! Ivan will even include a tripod (new), camera bag (new), camera case (used) and a 5-piece cleaning kit (new). Check out a professional review of this camera here and some of his photos here and here. Photo courtesy of Ivan

More info: food.recentrunes.com
Code: AP49


Raffle ticket sales available now until December 22, 2006
EDIT: Winners have been announced here

Menu for Hope III links:
Donation Page
Worldwide prize round-up on Chez Pim
More information on Grab Your Fork
Find out which prizes have better odds of winning (as at 20 Dec 2006)
Menu for Hope Winners
9 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Anonymous on 12/11/2006 06:00:00 am


  • At 12/11/2006 8:56 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks Helen for hosting this meaningful event! Hopefully my post on this event will be online at end of today.

  • At 12/11/2006 12:15 pm, Blogger Kalyn Denny said…

    What a beautiful job you did on this. Let's hope we will raise a huge amount of money.

  • At 12/11/2006 2:40 pm, Blogger Babe_KL said…

    I'm already eyeing on some goodies here. Thanks for hosting Helen.

  • At 12/11/2006 2:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Helen...these prizes are amazing!

    Great auction, and best of luck to all who participate for this very worthy cause...

  • At 12/11/2006 8:38 pm, Blogger plum said…

    Thanks for doing this Helen! The time involved must have been incredible.

    I have popped my post up and 'fessed my slackness to the world. Now I just need to narrow down the prizes I'm keen on!

  • At 12/12/2006 8:42 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well done for organising Helen, boy that must have taken some work. I'm just posting about it on my blog and am seriously coveting a number of those prizes. Well done to all involved.

  • At 12/12/2006 3:02 pm, Blogger neil said…

    Woo hoo, some of those prizes are really going off. Looks like Ruth Reichl just donated $500 without asking for a prize!

  • At 12/13/2006 2:16 pm, Blogger Eva said…

    Thanks so much for this perfect round-up! Having already bought some raffle tickets, I found even more things on your blog I'd love to win. Have to talk my boyfriend into donating some money...
    I did also post about it and I hope that lots of my friends will be tempted by those goodies!

  • At 12/18/2006 2:56 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks for hosting this and representing our part of the world!

    I'm glad that at least there's one prize from HK. Hopefully, there'll be tons more for next year. What a great event and cause.

    Happy Holidays!


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