For those who missed it, I’m raffling off a chance to star in an Amateur Gourmet video with me and one of my friends back in the Big Apple when I return. Pim’s “Menu For Hope II” has raised an absolutely astonishing $11,000 so far for earthquake victims and we’re trying to push to $15,000 before it ends at 12 am PST, Dec. 24th. Head over there now and click the FirstGiving link (or just click that one) then donate $5 per raffle ticket and write “Amateur Gourmet Video” in the comments. Even if you don’t live in New York, we can make an effort to put something together. A long distance cooking lesson? A surprise visit by me and Ed Mcmahon? Only way to find out is to bid bid bid. Thanks!