Menu for Hope is an annual fundraising campaign in which food bloggers and their friends around the world participate, that takes place around this time of year. It was originated and is still hosted by Pim of Chez Pim , and this year’s host for the Europe region is David Lebovitz  (you can check out the complete list of Menu For Hope offerings from European bloggers here ). Just Hungry has contributed a raffle item for Menu For Hope for the past 3 years, and I’m happy to do so again this year.
Once again, this year’s Menu For Hope will raise funds for the United Nations World Food Programme , an organization that is close to my heart (as you can see from the link on every single page of this site). You can read more about Menu For Hope itself on Chez Pim’s Menu For Hope VI page .
Bid Item Number: EU-25 (note that down!)
Early next year, I’ll be spending several months in Japan. So you get to take full advantage of this! If you bid on item no. EU-25, you will have a chance to win a box of Japanese delicacies personally selected by me, with a monetary value of at least US $100. You can tell me what you want — whether you want a lot of wacky Japanese candy, or you want to try out some top notch konbu for your dashi. Or you could just leave it up to me.
In other words, if you come to Just Hungry for the Japanese recipes, this is your chance to get a box full of the best Japanese edibles!
Plus: The winner will also get a signed copy of my upcoming book, The Just Bento Cookbook, when it comes out in mid-2010, hot off the presses! Read more about the book here .
Note that the bidding takes place between December 14th and December 25th. The winner will be announced on Chez Pim on January 18th. I’ll also announce the winner here on this site, at which time he or she should contact me.
So, there you go! Donate to a great cause, for a chance to win a box of great goodies, plus a book to help you use some of it! How can you go wrong?