Menu for Hope III
Some people are great cooks. Some are great writers. Some are philanthropists.
And then there are those encapsulate all three. Pim is one of those chicks. I don't know her personally, but her blog is a feast for the mind, and her heart is as big as the Eiffel Tower. Pim has organized her third annual Menu for Hope from December 11-22 with the help of food bloggers from around the world. This time she will be raising funds to support the United Nations World Food Programme.
During the holiday season we do a lot of things that we're not proud of--we cut in line at the mall, cut people off in traffic, pray that we get the biggest cream puff of the buffet, and hope for the big checks from our grandmothers. Do something that makes you feel good--donate for the Menu for Hope and you could win a gift certificate to eat the Inn at Little Washington, or a Red Kitchenaid Standing Mixer. Either way, you'll feel good. I guarantee it. Karma is good stuff.
Adam Roberts of The Amateur Gourmet, organized we food bloggers on the East Coast of the USA and he has also donated two really cool prizes--one for New Yorkers, and one for non-New Yorkers. I am definitely bidding on the non-NYC prize!
Your truly has entered an Atlanta food experience. I'm inviting you to spend the day with me in Atlanta. I'll share 8 years of food discoveries with you in one day! You'll leave having experienced great biscuits, soul food, and new southern cuisine. When you get home, you'll be dying to try the stuff that Atlanta chefs have been cooking up for locals, so you'll leave with a copy of Atlanta Cooks At Home-a collection of recipes from Atlanta's favorite chefs.
Your Itineraraire Extraordinaire:
Start out the day at the legendary Flying Biscuit cafe, where they make and sell thousands of their famous biscuits per day. Nestled among funky Craftsman bungalows in the heart of Historic Candler Park, the original location of The Flying Biscuit Café is one of Atlanta's favorite spots for brunch.
Next, a tour of the historic neighborhoods of Atlanta--Candler Park, Inman Park, and Druid Hills where Driving Miss Daisy was filmed. Nosh on Chick-fil-A nuggets while Sarah escorts you around town, and you'll learn why Chick-fil-A chicken is one of the most coveted foods south of the Mason-Dixon line! We'll take a break to rest our tummies on Emory's bustling campus.
Lunch at the Busy Bee Cafe where Meat and Three in Atlanta was invented. Everything is cooked with pork, giblets, ham hocks etc, and the fried chicken is the tenderest around. You can't leave Atlanta without experiencing Soul Food like this; it'll put peach fuzz on your chest!
Next, we'll be on to the International Farmers Market in Atlanta where food watching and people watching is primo. The wall of spices alone is enough to make you feel bland. Pick up some to take home with you!
Our day of eating Atlanta concludes at Chef Scott Peacock's Watershed Restaurant. Chef Peacock has brought southern cooking to new levels at Watershed. Co-owned with Indigo Girl, Emily Saliers, this is the perfect spot to end the day with a glass of wine, a juicy porkchop or vegetable plate, and some Very Good Chocolate Cake.
You'll sleep well in the Dirty South after this day of eating!
Here's how it works.
Here's what you should do...
1. Go to the donation page
2. Make a donation, each $10 will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. Please specify which prize or prizes you'd like in the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form when confirming your donation. Do tell us how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code -for example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for UW01 and 3 for UW02.
3. If your company matches your charity donation, please remember to check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.
4. Please also 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. Check back on Chez Pim on January 15 when we announce the result of the raffle. (The 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.)