December 15th, 2011
A winner has been selected—congrats to Alice! And thank you to everyone else for reading and joining in the giveaway fun!
Tomorrow is the last day of the 12 Days of Yum and, of course, we’ll culminate with a big bang courtesy of KitchenAid. I saved this giveaway, though, for nearly the end because it’s my personal highlight. It may not make quite the splash that tomorrow’s giveaway will, but it’s the height of this series for me. Today’s giveaway is what giving is all about: keeping others in your thoughts, learning about them, engaging with the things that are meaningful to them. Anyone can spend a little money, give a gift and walk away. But carrying the people to whom you’re giving in your heart is what makes it meaningful… for them and also for you.
Today’s giveaway is a Japanese Home Cooking Starter Kit complete with a Japanese Delicacies Sampler box courtesy of fine foods purveyor Marx Foods and a copy of Peko Peko: Family-Friendly Japanese Recipes a cookbook to support Japan’s recovery.
I published Peko Peko with the help of a long list of people without whom it simply would not have been possible. Even still, I’ve purchased every $29.95 (USD) copy that I own or have given away—including the one that will go to the winner of this contest—with my own money. One hundred percent of the proceeds, $11.45 of every (USD) sale, goes to the GlobalGiving Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund and every penny counts. Even today.
But this isn’t just about the money. Sure, this giveaway adds one more donation to the pot, but I hope that it also inspires you to learn about Japanese cooking and culture. I want this starter kit to demystify Japanese cooking and help familiarize you with authentic Japanese ingredients. Food brings us closer together and I hope that making it easy for you to play with Japanese flavors at home brings you closer to a rich, deep, gorgeous culture and people who, more than ever, needed us this year.
The Japanese Delicacies Sampler box includes:
* 2oz Dried Matustake Mushrooms (dried; wild and sustainably hand foraged)
* One 12fl oz bottle of Yuzu Juice
* One 12fl oz bottle of Tamari Soy Sauce
* One 12fl oz bottle of White Soy Sauce
You’ll also get a copy of Peko Peko: Family-Friendly Japanese Recipes, which you can read more about here and also includes a glossary of over 50 Japanese ingredients that will help you make sense of your sampler and any other Japanese ingredients that you’re inspired to buy.
To be eligible to win, leave a comment here by midnight on Monday 12/19 sharing the one thing you love most or are most curious to know more about Japan.
If you’ve ever had an interest in cooking Japanese food or if you just like to eat it; if you want to expose your child to new flavors or surprise them with their favorite Japanese restaurant foods at home; if you don’t have the first clue about Japanese food or if you cook Japanese nearly every night join in the fun. This giveaway is truly a gift that will keep on giving to the Japanese people, to you and even to me.
*This prize package is valued at about $107.00 plus shipping and will be provided directly by Marx Foods and One Hungry Mama to a U.S. resident selected by Random.org. This is not a traditional sponsorship in that I reached out to Marx Foods—not the other way around. I have not receive anything for free in relation to this giveaway, and all opinions are strictly my own, thank you very much!