The #CookForUkraine: Abruzzo Peace Raffle is an extraordinary collection of food, wine and hospitality prizes that reflect the wonderful bio-diversity and generosity of this region of central Italy. Funds will be donated to UNICEF, and tickets cost just €10, making it an affordable, and international way to donate and potentially win a memory-making prize.
It seemed obvious to Life in Abruzzo to create the ‘Mother of all Raffles’. Abruzzo is famous for having Italy’s oldest cookery school, for its people being strong and kind, it also has one of the largest populations in Italy who have had to leave their family, friends and homes for economic reasons, hunger and to chase work as well as earthquakes over the last 150 years.
Less card processing fees the maximum amount from each donation will be gifted to UNICEF. We believe they are the experts, used to war zones who can best determine how to spend funds wisely to protect and normalise these children’s future.
UNICEF has noted that 7.5 million children are at risk in Ukraine, 16 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, 2.9 million children are in need of immediate help.
Tickets will be drawn on Friday 1st April and winners will be notified by email.
See here to read the CookforUkraine initiative.
Our Peace Lotteria started at 23.59 on March 11th and will end at midnight on the 31st March and be randomly drawn on Friday 1st April. It is open to Italian and international supporters and includes food, wines, experiences (Zoom and offline), accommodation and arts and crafts. All prizes are valid for 1 year.
1 Case, Talamonti Trabocchetto Abruzzo DOC Pecorino Superiore 2020
This 2020 vintage was rated by Decanter with 90 points! Trabocchetto has an intense nose of mint, jasmine, apricot and pear. A pillowy soft attack is offset by freshness and length. Alc 13%. Collection from Talamonti.
A Case of Assorted Fine Wines
A selection of six 750 mL bottles of wine produced by Vinum Hadrianum in Atri, Italy. These wines are the result of a very special project which will take you back to the very beginning of modern wine making. Using techniques developed at the height of the Roman Empire, these amphora-aged wines are like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Collection from Vinum Hadrianum
1 Night Glamping Experience
A luxurious night's stay in a yurt with breakfast in bed at the glamping site, Cerchio del Desiderio with its own private terrace.
Holistic activities including yoga, sound bath and massage, horseriding and donkey trekking are also available on site. Fine dining is available at the on-site restaurant..
An olive grove setting between Pianella and Loreto Aprutino (PE).
CERCHIO DEL DESIDERIO
7 Night Stay in Self Catering Apartment
7 night's accommodation in this beautiful converted farmhouse located just outside the famous arts and crafts town of Guardiagrele with sweeping views of the Maiella.
The apartment can sleep up to 4 people, 2 in the double bedroom and 2 on the sofa bed. The apartments have their own fully fitted bathroom and kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, large screen TV, private terrace and full access to the pool.
The prize is valid until March 31st 2023 and is subject to availability and excluding the months of July and August.
CASA CON VISTA
2 Nights Rental Accommodation
2 Night's Accommodation in Chef Ezio Gentile's newly restored 2nd floor apartment in Prezza, balcony of Abruzzo, close to Sulmona.
This light and airy apartment has 1 bedroom but sleeps 4 as has its own sofa bed, a fully fitted kitchen
2 Nights Glamping
2 nights for 2 glamping in a luxury bell tent at the small and perfect Kokopelli Camping in Serramoncesca (PE).
DINING & WORKSHOPS
Assorted Flour Pasta Workshop
A 2-hour cooking lesson with Giulia via Zoom for 2 people in how to make the very best pasta from different flours.
CASALE CENTURIONE ABRUZZO
Forager Walk & 3-Course Lunch
Learn how to identify this season's eatable herbs and plants on a walk with Forager in Italy and after how to cook them in 3-course lunch.
FORAGER IN ITALY
Aperitivo for 2
Enjoy a fantastic aperitivo for 2 in Piazza Duomo in Atri at Chef Gianni Dezio's superb bottega.
PIU TOSTO GASTRO-BOTTEGA
#Come Together' Dinner for 4
An exclusive dinner for four in Atri consisting of multiple courses that combine flavors from around the world into a unique fusion dining experience.
It will include a wine blending experience hosted by nationally syndicated wine and food journalist David Wilson, host of Grape Encounters Radio.
GRAPE ENCOUNTERS RADIO
ARTS & CRAFTS
An original Watercolour (approx 20x20 cm) on 185gm paper created 2019, en plein air looking up at the iconic village of Colledimezzo by the British textile artist.
A necklace of Blue Light Stones and flame worked beads of Venetian glass made in Brooklyn, New York, by glass bead artist Toni Guanciale. Will be posted worldwide to the winner.
Grovesnor Square Recipe Book
6 signed Italian copies of this acclaimed recipe book.
Danilo is the ex head chef of the Italian Embassy in London.
Postage included in Italy.
How to be an Italian & I Heart Rome Book Bundle
A 2-book bundle by author and award-winning journalist, Maria Pasquale, an Italian Australian (of Abruzzo heritage!) based in Rome.
She is the local correspondent for USA Today and writes regularly for CNN, Fodor’s, The Telegraph and Condé Nast publications.
I Heart Rome is a love letter to the Eternal City and a delicious collection of Roman recipes and stories.
How to be Italian is a celebration of the Italian lifestyle – a beautiful deep dive into the Italian psyche uncovering how the Italians think, live, eat, drink, dress, love, speak, travel and have fun.
International DHL Express shipping is included.
A huge thank you to those who have helped us on this project
Tarina Santacroce for logo design
Pia de Simone for translation
Fede & Luciana Squadrilli for their contact book