Really? It’s (almost) January already?
Thankfully, we’ve got an exciting line-up of all-stars and newbies alike on deck for the first Soup and Bread of the New Year. Coming to a crock pot near you, next Wednesday, January 6:
Our vegetarian friends at Swim Cafe
Celeste Dolan, of the terrific Celestial Kitchens
Artist and educator Shana Pearlmutter (with, I believe, help from her Moroccan mother-in-law, of whose cooking I have heard nothing but rave reviews)
Los Angeles transplant Zachary Kaplan, whom our mutual friend Aandrea has been telling me to get to know for months, but I’m apparently so self-centered I have to rope him into my project to make it actually happen.
Baker, culinary student, and new Soup and Bread partner Rae Hill (more on this soon)
And … me, cooking on behalf of awesome Kickstarter donor Roger Simon, from a recipe he’s providing.
Please note we have a NEW START TIME of 5:30 PM — giving us a little more time to set up and those of you with jobs (jobs? what are those?) a little more time to get to the Hideout. Other than that, tho, it’s the same as it ever was: Hot soup, tasty bread, and a chance to shake off your Seasonal Affective Disorder for an hour or two in the company of some lovely people — and raise money for a good cause to boot.
This year we’re targeting neighborhood food pantries and soup kitchens as recipients of your generous donations. All the money raised this first week goes to the St. John Berchmans Food Pantry in Logan Square. If you know of a food pantry or other provider of emergency food assistance in need (and, aren’t they all?), please let me know (soupnbread10 [at] gmail [dot] com) and I’ll get them in the rotation.
Thanks — and see you next Wednesday at the Hideout.