Many of us have lived fairly charmed lives...lives where we more-or-less have never wanted for anything. Sure, we may not have had foie gras on our plates or Petrus in our glasses every night, but we always had a roof over our heads and food in our stomachs. We never had to worry about the basics of survival...and we should be grateful.
Today, food and wine bloggers from the world over are taking the time to help those that are battling for the survival we too often take for granted...those so devastated by the tsunami in Sout East Asia and East Africa.
The always wonderful Pim of ChezPim has organized what can only be described as a motley crew of food lovers from around the world...a crew formed to create a tasting menu, with wine pairings -- A Menu for Hope.
Please do check it out and by all means, try some of the dishes. There are some supremely talented culinary minds involved.
Frankly, it was an honor just to be involved. Visit all the contributing blogs by clicking on the various menu items. As you can see, I was asked to suggest a couple wines to go with the entrees.
Most importantly, if you read LENNDEVOURS regularly or even if you don't, click on the donation button at the bottom of the menu and give money to those living less charmed lives than yourself. Any dollar amount helps. The wines I picked out are both under $20, so donate the extra you could have spent on vino.
Please give what you can.