When I was talking with my friend Carol about promoting my book, she said, "Why don't you link up with Share Our Strength and give stuff away through them. That way you get to promote your book and help them raise money to feed the hungry, and three lucky readers will get your scale and book."
I loved this idea. Share Our Strength is a great organization, and I've written admiringly about how chefs are able to raise so much money for the hungry through their Taste of the Nation dinners and various events throughout the country. Now I can help too.
Here's the deal: Go to my page at Share Our Strength, donate whatever you wish to this excellent charity, and your name will be entered in the giveaway–doesn't matter how much, winners will be chosen at random. This will go on for exactly three weeks. On April 30, I'll ask my friends on Twitter to help me choose. Those selected will get this excellent scale (it's the newest version of what I use) a signed copy of Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, and, this late entry, one of Donna's Doughs and Batters Ratios Charts.
(Fellow bloggers, a quick shout out or tweet to your readers with a link to the SOS page would be very much appreciated by me and SOS if it's appropriate and fits with your site.)
I know everyone is hurting and nervous in this economy, but it's precisely now when hunger relief in is most needed. So if you're hurting a little less than others, please consider this worthy cause. I'm giving. I hope you will, too.