Thanks so much to Claire for her winning bid last week. Claire is another wicked food – or shall I say wine – blogger from the FoodiePrints team.

On to this week’s auction item. It’s a book for real foodies looking to put in a little effort into their meals by seeking out some unfamiliar ingredients and possibly learning a new cooking method or technique.

Volt Ink. is written by the Voltaggio brothers Michael and Bryan. Fans of the Bravo show, Top Chef, will remember that in season 6 Michael was named Top Chef and Bryan was the first runner up. They will also probably remember that they are a particularly hot pair. Yes they are.

The book features amazing recipes showcasing Contemporary American cuisine. So… let’s start the bidding! Remember all bids of new underwear support local Ottawa shelters through an initiative called Underpants Up which seeks to raise 1017 new pairs by the end of the year. Just leave a comment in the comment section stating how many pairs you bid and some way for me to get in touch with you. You must live or work in Ottawa because I will be dropping off the book in person.

Thank you for your generosity Ottawa!