Get your holiday shopping done early at the third annual online auction known as Food Fight. Sponsored by the Austin chapter of Les Dames d’ Escoffier, an international service organization of female culinary professionals  (full disclosure, I’m a member), Food Fight is up and running now through October 26.

It offers a wide range of delicious culinary gifts and experiences. Among the items up for bid are a one-night stay (with two meals) at the Inn Above Onion Creek in Kyle, two three-day passes for Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, two tickets to the Meatopia food festival in San Antonio, a ticket to the Barbecue Summer Camp in College Station sponsored by Foodways Texas, a Middle Eastern feast for twelve,  a handmade pasta cooking class, a guided tasting at Fall Creek Vineyards led by winemaker Sergio Cruadra (including reserve and limited-release wines, a barrel tasting, and assorted cheeses), and a photograph (shown) by well-known food photographer Jody Horton, co-author of the cookbook Afield. 

All proceeds benefit the Austin Les Dames group, which supports local school garden projects, culinary scholarships, and hunger relief programs.