Oxfam Ireland and A Menu for Hope

A Menu for Hope If you’re looking for a Christmas present with a difference, Oxfam Ireland recently launched an online Fair Trade shop at www.oxfamirelandshop.com – they have plenty of foodie gifts, including a selection of Blake’s Irish Fairtrade and Organic Chocolate Bars, coffees, teas and a couple of lovely Fair Trade Hampers, along with jewellery, warm throws and wooden toys.

Or, this being the season of goodwill, you could give yourself (or another) a chance of a very special food bloggers prize by making a donation to the third A Menu for Hope fundraising campaign. For every US$10 that you donate – this year the funds raised are for the UN World Food Programme – you get a raffle ticket and a chance to win one of the great prizes from around the world: meals at Tetsuya’s in Sydney, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in London; dinner in New York with New York Times Wine Critic Eric Asimov or a cup of tea with Harold McGee in San Francisco; books from New Zealand, France and Malaysia; tasty treats from all corners of the world, cook’s tools and an substantial selection of wine-orientated gifts.

Check out Chez Pim for an ever-growing list of prizes (and David Lebovitz‘s blog for a detailed list of the prizes contributed by European bloggers) and go to the donation site for instructions on how to sign up. Winners will be announced on Chez Pim on 15 January 2007.



Food writer. Broadcaster. Blogger. Author. Married to Eight Degrees Brewing. Member of the Irish Food Writers' Guild, founder of Irish Food Bloggers Association and co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer & Cider (New Island)

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