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Menu for Hope 6 Winners Announced!

Menu for Hope 6 raffle winners have been announced here. This year we raised nearly $78,000 for the UN World Food Programme. Big thanks to all the folks who donated, as well as the bloggers and others who donated such fantastic bid items.

  • Congratulations to the Shana Worthen (EU39) who won the collection of two of my out-of-print cookbooks, plus an autographed copy of The Sweet Life of Paris.
  • And Armelle Deforge who won the Krups deep-fryer (EU42), offered in conjunction with Krups.
  • I scored, too! And several of my readers…(and French friends, and shopkeepers, and just about everyone else in Paris…) will be thrilled to know that I won a series of French classes.

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    Menu for Hope 6: Europe & United Kingdom


    Welcome to this year’s European and UK edition of Menu for Hope 6, where you can make an online bid in an effort to raise money for the United Nations World Programme’s Purchase for Progress program, which assists low-income farmers to raise crops and support their local economies.

    This is our sixth year raising money and in the past, we’ve topped $92,000. With your help, in 2009, let’s take it over that mark!

    UPDATE: The auction is now closed and we raised nearly $78,000! Please check back on January 18th, 2010, for the announcement of the winners.

    There are some truly amazing prizes, gathered from across Europe and the UK, including French and Italian chocolates shipped right to your door, cookbooks, a shiny-new standing mixer, and for those of you visiting Europe this year, or living here, you’ll find wine tastings and culinary tours…and tons more!

    For a donation of just $10 per entry, you’ll have a chance to win fabulous bid items from all over the world. You can make as many donations as you wish; the more you enter, the more chances you’ll have of winning.

    I’m being assisted this year by Sara, of Ms. Adventures in Italy, and she will be popping in here and on her site with more information and perhaps a few surprises.

    The Rules

    1. Please read the bid item descriptions carefully. If you have any questions about the items (date of validity, shipping & customs, descriptions), contact the donor at their site directly. Do not contact me about specific items as I am unable to answer questions about them.

    2. Because of customs and other regulations, certain bid items may not be shippable to all destinations. Please confirm before bidding on items which might require special handling.

    3. If a tour or vacation is offered, there may be a period of validity, and dates when they are and aren’t available. Please contact the donor or visit their site to find out that information.

    Note that European dates may be expressed differently than elsewhere, and 12/01/2010 is January 12, 2010 in Europe, whereas in the states, it’s December 1, 2010 so when in doubt, ask the donor at their site.

    4. Bid on the items you want at the Menu for Hope 6 donation page.

    5. When the results are announced on January 18, 2010 at Chez Pim, it is the responsibility of the donor and winner to contact each other to work out details of delivery.

    6. Please see the end of this post for instructions on how to bid on items.

    Good luck to all!


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    Signed Collection of David’s Cookbooks: Menu for Hope 6

    Have you been searching for copies of my first two cookbooks, Room for Dessert and Ripe for Dessert, only to find out that they’re now out of print?

    David's Books

    Released in 1999, Room for Dessert had recipes for over 100 of my favorite desserts. Ripe for Dessert followed the same winning formula for easy-to-follow recipes, with a focus on using fruit.

    Both books were photographed by Michael Lamotte, and Room for Dessert was a finalist for the IACP Best Baking Book of the year.

    So if you’ve been trying to get your hands on a copy, the search is over because I am offering as a bid item for Menu for Hope 6 a copy of each.

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    How to Use the Comment Feed

    A number of you have asked me about adding a Comment RSS feed to the site, so you can keep in touch with the comment and responses. We’re in the process of adding one at the end of each post, but if you’re using Firefox or Safari, each already has a built-in way to subscribe to the comment feed of the site.

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  • In Firefox, in the URL bar, where the name of the site appears, there is a square orange icon on the right (see above). Click on it, and there is a drop-down menu for both subscribing to the RSS feed for the site and for the comment feed. If you hover your cursor over it, then click on it where it says, “Subscribe to this page…” the drop-down menu will tell you which one it is.
  • In Safari, there is a gray box that says RSS in the URL field, where the name of the site appears. If you click on that gray box, a drop-down box will appear with two feeds: one for the blog itself and the other for comments.
  • For those of you who use Explorer, there are directions at the Windows site.

    We’ve also added a Recent Comments widget in the right sidebar so you can zoom to a comment or response that might interest you. Since I jump into the comments often, recent or in the archives, it’s now easier to see what people are talking about, near and far.

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  • The Sweet Life in Paris

    On May 19, I’ll be doing a talk and booksigning The Sweet Life in Paris at the WHSmith store here in Paris. If you are in the area, or can make it by Tuesday, come join me!

    (Update: Thanks to everyone who attended. It was a stellar turnout and it was so fun to meet so many of you. If you’re interested, there are signed copies of the book in the store. To find out where I’ll be next, visit my Schedule page.)

    Kindle Edition

    Also, many of you’ve mentioned that you’re happy that the book is available to download electronically. So if you have a Kindle, the book is available in a Kindle edition now, as well.

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    Dorie Greenspan braves the mob

    Heidi makes a beautiful Breton Buckwheat Cake from the book

    Write up with the SuperChef

    Review & interview at Simply Recipes

    The White On Rice Couple, find a recipe worth repeating

    Wright Eats comes to Paris, armed and ready

    Polly-Vous Français says “Oui!”

    Barbara Serves It Forth and makes the Mocha Crème Fraîche Cake

    The Boston Globe and An American Pastry Chef in Paris

    Meg at Too Many Chefs chats up the book

    Flickr Pool of Recipes from The Sweet Life in Paris

    If you find yourself In Need of Chocolate

    Recruiting for the The Sweet Life in Paris Facebook Group

    The Digital City and I dish

    Los Angeles Times’ Daily Dish

    An American in Paris-with Brownies on The Daily Beast

    The Kitchn Doctor Is In

    I got me some Apartment Therapy!

    Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie

    Vanilla Ice Cream

    This weekend, I’ll be featured in an episode of Diary of a Foodie.

    Click on the link to watch the entire episode.

    The Perfect Scoop

    Do you want to know…

    The reason I’ll never have my own television program…
    (page 109)

    What a barely-there string bikini, high heels and world peace have in common with mango sorbet…
    (page 108)

    Why you might find me, nearly-naked, standing on your sidewalk someday…
    (page 141)

    The final installment of the trilogy, concluding my lifetime of disappointment…
    (page 88)

    Why I fear the ‘apple autocrat’…
    (page 110)

    What were the sordid fruits of my first online rendez-vous
    (page 186)

    Why I’m not (too much) of an annoying food snob…
    (page 136)


    What made Adam play his amateur card (and what made his mom say “Oy!“)…
    (page 73)

    How I got my comeuppance for insulting the mysterious Lemon-Lady…
    (page 152)

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