A Generous Pour
October 19, 2007
It’s up! A Generous Pour—the campaign I waxed on about—is here! I promised you that this would be an opportunity to support a cause that tugs at all of our hearts, and when I tell you that the organization we’re raising money for is Share Our Strength—one of the nation’s leading organizations working to end hunger in America—I think you’ll agree. I mean, I’m pretty confident in my belief that everyone here has a serious passion for feeding people.
Here’s the other cool part . . . in order to give to Share Our Strength, all you have to do is receive. Download an exclusive remix of soulful songstress Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Like a Star” (or one of the other featured songs) and Clos du Bois will give $1 to Share Our Strength.
The other part of a Generous Pour (the part I was most involved in) features recipes, tips and playlists from top chefs around the country. Over the past couple months, I’ve been chatting with Govind Armstrong, Allen Susser, Dewey LoSasso, David Gilbert, Tracy Miller and Martial Nougier about how they enjoy their holidays, culling recipes and stories and party tips and the like. For even more of a personal touch, we asked each chef to give us their “perfect playlist” for a holiday party. So, for instance, you can make Allen Susser’s Stone Crab Cobbler while listening to his favorite tunes by Dylan and The Who (just hit the download button and a Rhapsody.com music player will open in a separate window).
“But that’s not all,” she said, wielding a set of Ginsu Knives (just kidding . . . about the Ginsu that is). The other cool thing up there—and this was a fairly last-minute addition by the incredibly creative team working on a Generous Pour—is a party kit with pre-designed invitations (both electronic and print), menu templates, placecards and even votive covers so you can host a Generous Gathering of your own over the holidays if you’re so moved, and contribute even more to Share Our Strength.
Here’s the chance to nourish not only those you’ve gathered around your own table, but others who face empty plates all over America.
So join me in a Generous Pour!