The SFSR Mugaritz Stagières Knife Fund

On February 14, a fire broke out at Mugaritz, a modernist/progressive restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain.  While no one was injured or died in the fire, three stagieres lost their knives in the fire.  Stagieres are unpaid apprentices, and their knives were not covered by the restaurant's insurance.  This form of apprenticeship is also essential to both passing down the craft and also to keep many top restaurants running.  This might not seem like a big deal to you, but let's remember that these stagieres are unpaid, probably didn't have a lot of money to begin with, need knives to continue down their career path, and that quality knives are expensive.

Which is why I was really psyched to see that Doc Sconz set up a fund over at first giving to help these cooks land on their feet.

As of 7:45PM EST on February 24th, 2010, Doc, through Slow Food USA has raised $485.00.  My goal is to triple it in a single week.  Here is how you can help:
  1. Donate money via the firstgiving website.
  2. Put the word Medellitin in the comment section so that I know to match it.
  3. I will match dollar for dollar up to $485.  No bullshit.
  4. This match will end exactly a week from today.
To be honest, I have no idea if anyone really reads this blog.  But if you do, and like it, please support a really an awesome cause.  

And if you don't read this blog, then who am I talking to?  Also, please donate.

Clarification: I think this is obvious, but in case it isn't: I am donating a maximum of $485.  Not $485 per donation.

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