Menu for Hope V: Europe Prizes

menuforhope1UPDATE: Menu for Hope has been extended until December 31st! Below is a list of prizes offered by bloggers living in Europe (including the UK), and I will keep adding to the prize list as more prizes come in. Please link to this page as it will remain the master prize list for Europe.

Note that many of these prizes, though offered by bloggers living in Europe, are available to be shipped worldwide! Please make sure you read the details of each prize, or contact the blogger directly before bidding if the shipping indications are unclear.

Last year we raised nearly $100,000 in aid for the World Food Program! Won’t you help us by donating a prize, spreading the word on your blog and with friends and family, and bidding on the prizes?

Make sure you read yesterday’s post with all the Frequently Asked Questions and let me know if something still isn’t clear. At the bottom of this post you will find instructions for donating/buying tickets for the Menu for Hope.

Europe Bloggers: WE NEED MORE PRIZES!!! Please contact me at sara.rosso *at*

Other Menu for Hope Regional Prize Pages:

Start bidding for the prize you want now! Menu for Hope runs from December 15 – 24th.

Menu for Hope Europe Prizes

EU01: 50 GBP Japanese Food Package from of London

eu01 Offered by Maki from, A selection of Japanese food products worth 50 GBP courtesy of Japan Centre, the leading Japanese food store in the UK. This prize can be shipped to most countries in Europe. [Shipping: most countries in Europe]

EU02: A Big Box of Swiss Chocolate

eu02 Offered by Maki from, a prize that was so popular last year we’ve brought it back: A big box of Swiss chocolate bars, many only available in Switzerland. This prize can be shipped anywhere in the world where chocolate can be delivered safely. [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU03: US$50 gift certificate from bento supplier PLUS 3 bento books

eu03 Offered by Maki from, a $50 gift certificate from (, Your Friend In Japan and seller of a great selection of bento supplies; plus 3 great Japanese bento books. This prize can be shipped worldwide. [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU04: 2 Homemade Chutney from Un Tocco di Zenzero

eu04 Offered by Sandra from Un Tocco di Zenzero, Two homemade Chutneys from Italian blogger Sandra from Un Tocco di Zenzero in Pear and Christmas Chutney flavors. [Shipping: EU only]

EU05: Customised Food Tour in London, UK

Offered by Abby from Eat the Right Stuff. Depending on what aspects of London’s culinary abundance you are interested in , she will create a special day just for you, perhaps you’ll visit the world-famous Borough market, Soho’s China town, the fabulous food-halls of London’s famous department stores or maybe you’d prefer do a tour of the capital’s chocolate shops. [Shipping: N/A]

EU06: Damian Allsopp chocolates

Offered by Abby from Eat the Right Stuff. A box of Damian Allsop’s fabulous Christmas chocolates from Fortnum & Mason . Damian is unique in his use of water-based ganaches. This creates fabulously intense flavours such as pear and anise, salty liquorice and “Christmas.” [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU07: Italian Artisan Goodies Basket

eu07 Offered by me, Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy, a goodies basket similar to the past two years’ basket. You’ll get a taste of Italy that is full of products from mostly “micro” manufacturers throughout Italy, and many are hard to find outside their local areas or in stores. From Bronte pistachio cream ready to be made into ice cream to Pugliese olive oil from my special stash, it’s a goodie bag! [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU08: Moomin Mania! A special irresistible baking collection for all Moomin lovers!

eu08 Offered by Dagmar from A Cat in the Kitchen, 9 different cookie cutters that make beautiful cookies shaped as Moomintroll, Moominmamma, Moominpappa, Little My, Snufkin, Snork Maiden, Grooke, Hattifatteners and Stinky. 1 baking mold shaped as the Moomintroll. 1 pot-holder and 1 oven mit with Moomin motifs. 1 set of Moomin paper napkins. 4 dessert spoons from Hackman with Moomin motifs. [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU09: Signed copies of Clotilde’s two books

eu09 Offered by Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini, Signed copies of Clotilde’s two books: her cookbook, Chocolate & Zucchini (Broadway Books, 2007) and her book on Paris restaurants and food shops, Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris (Broadway Books, 2008). [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU10: A set of 3 lingerie cookie cutters by Soyelle

eu10 Offered by Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini, A set of 3 lingerie cookie cutters by Soyelle, to make fun cookies in the shape of a bra, panty, and corset. (Perfect for bridal showers and Valentine’s day!) [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU11: A set of 6 Flip & Tumble reusable tote bags

eu11 Offered by Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini, A set of 6 flip & tumble reusable tote bags in assorted colors. You can keep a couple for yourself and give the others to friends and family, as a subtle nudge for them to swear off plastic bags. Host’s note: these are my favorite reusable bags! [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU12: Florence Walking tour with lunch at the Market for 2 people ($250 value!)

eu12 Offered by Judy of Over a Tuscan Stove, Join me on an in-depth tour and tasting at the market, followed by lunch. We will explore the fabulous San Lorenzo Market, open since 1870’s, one of Italy’s largest indoor markets. [Shipping: N/A]

EU13: A Dinner for Two at Solociccia, Dario Cecchini’s Restaurant in Italy

eu13 Offered by Judy of Over a Tuscan Stove, Dinner for two at Solociccia restaurant in Chianti, Italy: Thursday, Friday, Saturday dinner and sunday lunch, dinner at 7pm or at 9pm. Reservations can be made through Judy at Divina Cucina. [Shipping: N/A]

EU14: Milan Walking Tour with Breakfast, Open-air Market, Food Lovers’ Highlights and Aperitivo for 2 people

eu14 Offered by Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy and Sara from Mele al Forno, Offered by a native Italian and an American living in Italy: Start your walking tour with a classic Italian breakfast, stroll through an open-air fruit and vegetable market and then head to the historic center of Milan for a traditional Italian aperitivo with a few food lovers’ highlights on the way. Duration: 4-5 hours. Saturday only, or Sunday w/o markets. Note: Breakfast and aperitivo included for 2 people! [Shipping: N/A]

EU15: Signed copy of “In Etna’s Shadow: Culinary Adventures from Eastern Sicily”

eu15 Offered by Karen of South of Rome, a signed copy of “In Etna’s Shadow…” a travel journal with a culinary bent aimed at delighting foodies and armchair-travelers alike. Quick snippets detail everything from gelsi to gelato and carciofi to cassata. [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU16: A French and Italian Hamper

eu16 Offered by Sara from Kitchen Pantry, A French and Italian hamper, filled with homemade dates chutney, homemade cantuccini, Italian traditional torrone, Marmellata di mandarino tardivo, from Sicily, Rilettes d’oie façon Landaise (goose paté), Terrines de Faisan aux Noisettes (pheasant paté), Paté de Campagne, pur porc (porc paté), Terrine de Canard aux Cèpes (duck paté with porcini mushrooms), 3 spread: Crevettes au Calvados (Calvados shrimp), Thon a l’olive noir (black olive tuna) and Huîtres et Wakamé (oysters and wakame). [Shipping: EU only]

EU17: 660 Curries

eu17 Offered by Meeta of What’s for Lunch, Honey? : 600 Curries is a new and exciting cookbook by Raghavan Iyer. A few months ago I bought my own copy of this book and have been licking my fingers at all the delicious recipes presented here. There are several traditional Indian curries in this book but what I love the most about 660 Curries is that Iyer presents new and innovative recipes. 660 Curries is the gateway to the world of Indian cooking, demystifying one of the world’s great cuisines. A must have for every curry lover. [Shipping: EU only]

EU18: My Italians Wine Tasting in Rome with Sommelière Hande Leimer of vinoroma

eu18 Offered by Hande of Food Vagabond and Vinoroma, A great opportunity for 2 wine lovers – beginner or expert – to get an overview of Italian wines, learning about and tasting 7 of them. Let yourself be guided by sommelière Hande through this fun and informative 2-hour tasting that gets rave reviews! Tasting date (within the year 2009) has to be arranged directly with vinoroma. [Shipping: N/A]

EU19: A Paris Map dated 1937

eu19 Offered by Lucy of Lucy’s Kitchen Notebook, A Paris Map dated 1937, can be sent anywhere in the world, lovingly used, suitable for framing, dimensions 75×55 cm landscape (poster size). This map was created for the Paris Expo 1937, is printed in 4 colors, with a map on each side, one detailing the notable monuments in the city, and the other side detailing the monuments in the outskirts of Paris. [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU20: Muffin Lover’s Set: 12 Silicone Baking Cups and a Muffin Cookbook (in French)

eu201 Offered by Babeth of La vie in English, a Muffin Lover’s Set with 12 silicone cups so you will never run out of the old paper version and plus it’s eco-friendly. Added the book : Les muffins de Bob by Mark Grossman (written in French), filled with ideas to make beautiful muffins. [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU21: Gift Voucher for Cooking Class at London’s L’atelier des Chefs

eu21 Offered by Krista of, Win a £36 Gourmet Gift Voucher to London’s L’atelier des Chefs. The voucher can be redeemed towards any of L’atelier’s London cookery classes. L’atelier des Chefs is a beautiful cooking school in Marylebone. [Shipping: N/A]

EU22: The Veg Lovers Book Collection

eu22 Offered by Sophie of Mostly Eating, this prize is a set of three books on cooking with fresh, seasonal produce, perfect for somebody with a regular veg box delivery, CSA membership or just anyone keen to fill their diet with veggies in the New Year. The books are Sarah Raven’s Garden cookbook, The Abel and Cole Cookbook: Easy, Seasonal, Organic and Riverford Farm Cook Book: Tales from the Fields, Recipes from the Kitchen. All three are tried and tested personal favourites, the books we turn to in our house for both regular weekday dinners and cooking for friends. [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU23: A Taste of Nice Food Tour for two people: (€160 Value)

eu23 Offered by Rosa of Les Petits Farcis. On a fascinating three-hour tour of the market and food shops, you will learn about the history of Nice and its food and taste such unexpected delicacies as pissaladière, socca, fougasse and tourte de blettes. [Shipping: N/A]

EU24: 2 tickets to one of our Specialist Wine Tastings in London


Offered by Caitlin of Vinoteca Wine Bar & Shop, a prize of 2 tickets to one of our monthly Specialist Wine Tastings, where guests join us in our private room between 6-9pm to taste up to 20 wines, in a relaxed and fun environment. The tasting themes change monthly. [Shipping: N/A: London only]

EU25: Art Images of Italy: 6 giclées of Florence and Venice

eu251 Offered by sculptor and artist Kelly of Fine Art by Borsheim, Printed on thick quality (Arches Infinity textured) watercolor paper using UV pigmented inks for longevity. The long dimension of each image is 10 inches (about 25 cm). You can see all six prints on Kelly’s site.Valued at over $200. [Shipping: Worldwide]

EU26: Fair Trade Delight Box

eu26 Offered by Elena of Comida de Mama, a fair-trade box of quality half-whole basmati rice, cinammom sticks, cardamom pods and a hand made rice/pasta drainer to make the nor fragrant rice ever. And a set of three delicious fair trade organic herbal tea suitable for different times in the day with a decorative hand made tea drainer. All organic, all fair trade, amazingly good! [Shipping: EU only]

EU27: 7 Cookbooks in Italian + 3 teas from Roman tea shop Biblioteq

eu27 Offered by Rossella of Ma Che Ti Sei Mangiato, 7 Cookbooks, all in Italian, with 3 types of tea from Roman tea shop: Biblioteq. The cookbooks include: Cucinare un istante di Donna Hay, Torte dolci e salate di Delphine de Monlier, In tavola appena colto; Creme, budinie dessert; La grande cucina: Antipasti; La grande cucina: Pasta; Antipasti a cura del Gambero Rosso. [Shipping: EU only]

EU28: A Short Guide to Foodie French


Offered by Anne of Foodie Froggy, A Short Guide to Foodie French…with a touch of salt, by Françoise Blanchard and Jeremy leven. This 100-page book, in English, is a true gem : all you always wanted to know about the different kinds of restaurants in France (cafés, bistros, brasseries,…) and their characters (garçon, sommelier,…), the various cuisines (Bourgeoise, Haute, Nouvelle,…), the etiquette of dining out and a fascinating exploration, from starters to desserts, of french words often found on menus and used in English. [Shipping: Worldwide]

If you are a blogger or sponsor and would like to provide a prize, please read these instructions.

How to Bid for a Prize

1. Choose a prize or prizes of your choice from our Menu for Hope prize list at Chez Pim (should be live later today, the 15th)
2. Go to the donation site at First Giving and make a donation.
3. Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. You must specify which prize you’d like in the ‘Personal Message’ section in the donation form when confirming your donation. You must write-in how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code.
For example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3 tickets for EU02. Please write 2xEU01, 3xEU02
4. If your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.
5. Please 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.
6. Bids on prizes will be accepted from December 15-24th. The last day to bid on a prize is December 24th.
7. Check back on Chez Pim on January 12, when Pim will announce the result of the entire raffle. I’ll also announce the winners of European prizes here.

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