Last Thursday, I was invited to take part in the launch of KitchenAid‘s Cook for the Cure campaign at a special edition of Midnight Brunch, put together by Emily Cavalier of Mouth of the Border. I’ve been curious about these late-evening gatherings for a while, but they are generally held past my bedtime so this was a wonderful chance to experience Emily’s hospitality and taste her culinary creations. KitchenAid has been a mainstay in my current household and the one where I grew up, so it is a pleasure to support their fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. KitchenAid is hoping to sign up 1,000 cooks to host a dinner or a party to be held July 20-29, 2012 and raise funds for this initiative. Over the past 10 years, they have raised $9 million dollars through this project.
There is also a special feature for this year. A limited-edition plate with artwork by culinary legend Jacques Pepin is available for purchase to be used at these events, or for you to cook up something to pass along to a friend. There is also an option on the website to have a plate passed to you to keep the chain going. Each time a plate changes hands and is registered on the website, KitchenAid will donate $5.00 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This is a great way to bring folks together to enjoy some delicious treats and to support a good cause in the fight against breast cancer. I had posted about it on Twitter and Facebook but wanted to add the information to this website to let more people know about it as well. Thanks so much to KitchenAid and to Midnight Brunch for supporting this effort. Here’s a few of the things that we sampled on Thursday. As Emily said in her toast, maybe some of these will be ideas for hosting your own party (click here for recipes).