Arfi of Homemades has organised a fundraising event called Books for Love to raise funds for Indonesian children suffering from cancer. This involves the auctioning of books online through donating blogger's websites. Arfi will collect and send the auction proceeds to the Indonesian Care of Cancer Kids Foundation (YKAKI), which you can read about at Arfi's post announcing the auction.
I am donating Ethnodelicious: Eat! Travel! Collect! by Dorinda Hafner and William and Dorothy Hall (2005, Cameron House, softcover,160pp, RRP AUD$39.95) to this event. Dorinda Hafner is a Ghanian-born Australian TV chef. You can read more information about Dorinda here.
This book combines, cookery, travel and information on collectibles across six continents and regions and numerous countries. The content is divided first into continents or regions, and then into various countries. For each country, the authors have written a short spiel about its history and food, and what you might look for to collect as a traveller to that country. Each country chapter is then peppered with various recipes which are either traditional to that country, or which use the produce of that country.The authors also give their own short insights and recollections on each of the feautrued countries. This book may be for you if you are interested in cookery from all over the world, and would like a sampler of authentic or modern dishes based on the cuisine of the featured countries.
Bidding opens at AUD$10 - lower bids will not be accepted, and the book will be passed in at auction if I do not receive any bids equal to or higher than the opening bid. Simply place your bid in the comments section below, leaving your contact details (email or website). The highest bidder will win the auction. At the close of the auction, I will notify Arfi of the identity of the highest bidder, and she will send the winner the payment details via the contact details that they provided. Subject to Arfi notifying me that payment has been received from the winner and providing me with the correct mailing address for that winner, I will send the book to that person by mail. No further correspondence will be entered into.
While I will use all reasonable care in packaging the book and to ensure that I address it to the address details given by the winner and pay the postage, no responsibility will be taken by me and I will not be liable to the winner if the book goes astray or is damaged in the post.
Bidding opens today and closes next Sunday, 8 June 2008, at 9am sharp, Australian EST.
If you have any questions about the book, please leave them in the comments section of this post. Happy bidding!