|The Mince Pie Project|
...by Michel Roux Jr.
MRJ is just one of 36 top chefs taking part in The Mince Pie Project, a charity auction in aid of Action Against Hunger and the Jamie Oliver Foundation. Make a bid and, come December 22nd, Fergus Henderson, Anna Hansen or Edd Kimber could be baking you an exclusive batch of 50 mince pies. The pies will be couriered to you the same day by City Sprint. Bid on the batch you fancy, from Nigel Haworth's Swiss pastry numbers to Ashley Palmer-Watts' deep-fried pies.
The Mince Project is the brainchild of 23-year-old Pete Butler,who recently left his job in the City to pursue a career in food. Pete came up with the idea while on the treadmill in the gym just six weeks ago, and has pulled together an impressive roster of willing chefs in a really short space of time.
The auction closes at 6pm on 16th December. Head over to themincepieproject.com to place your bid and check out the leader board.