That’s right. There’s more than one way to support Peko Peko!
Of course you’re going to buy the book. That’s a no-brainer. You’d do that even if $11.45 of your $29.95 purchase wasn’t going to charity. Otherwise, how would you get 59 family-friendly Japanese and Japanese-inspired recipes, a glossary of over 50 Japanese ingredients with substitutions for the American home cook AND an essay on bringing global foods to the family table by none other than me and La Fuji Mama?! Not to mention the eye candy that is the photography in Peko Peko, shot by many of our talented contributors (exhibit A above: Yakisoba contributed by Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking) and the venerable Marc Matsumoto.
In addition to buying the book, we’ve made it super easy for you to become a sponsor! We’ve worked with GlobalGiving to make it possible for you to donate directly to the GlobalGiving Japan Earthquake and Tsunmai Relief Fund in support of Peko Peko.
Just visit the Peko Peko page on GlobalGiving, give in any amount and your entire donation will go to GlobalGiving and also count towards what we raise for them. It’s a wonderful way to support our project and, more importantly, the people of Japan.
Because there is still great need.
Those of you who have been keeping track know that this wasn’t the way we’d originally conceived of sponsorship. At first, our hope was to raise a lump sum that would go towards buying an inventory of Peko Peko cookbooks that would then be sold for $29.95, all of which would go to GlobalGiving. It was an ambitious goal that involved raising money across both individuals and corporations, while also working out two separate printing and pricing options with Blurb. In the end, it proved to be too much. This new approach is much simpler and allows people who are interested to support our ultimate goal of raising as much for relief in Japan as possible.
One more bit of info: as a result of this change in approach, we will not be including donors’ names in the book as we once suggested. Instead, we will list sponsors’ names on the site.
Thank you, again, and stay tuned for the book, coming your way June 10th!