Soup & Bread this week (1/19) saw not six but eight stellar soups, and a bounty of bread to boot. Apparently the bakers at La Farine had been experimenting with new recipes, and we reaped the rewards. Pair that with the onset of winter quarter at IIA, and we can now look forward to tasting the homework of Chef Jeanne Kraus’s pastry students each week as well. This week: baguettes.
Providing soup to in which to soak the bread: Robin Linn, with an English onion soup; Rob Miller, with fantastic “free-range” venison chili; Sarah Dandelles, with autumn root vegetable soup inspired by the one served at the Old Town School; Jill Barron, with a stunning green curry butternut squash; Carol Watson, with potato, leek, and roasted garlic; and Paul Wargaski with not one, not two, but THREE soups: a vegan blackeyed pea-and-collard-greens soup inspired by Lawrence Peters’s recipe from the Soup & Bread Cookbook, a vegetarian minestrone, and chicken with alphabet pasta.
Their collective efforts helped us raise $382 for the Irving Park Community Food Pantry. Thanks, everyone!
And now, on to next week. Stepping up to the soup line:
Village‘s Stephen Ucherek
Nate Lepine, from the Violet Hour
Fork and the Road‘s Sharon Bautista and Dimitra Tasiouras
Teacher Paula Ladin
Dancer/author Maggie Kast
one more still TBD a return visit from Beth and Jody Osmund, of Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm.
PLUS! Still another smooth DJ, this week the excellent Ms. Carrie Weston.
See you there!
Tags: Carol Watson, Carrie Weston, Fork and the Road, Jill Barron, La Farine, Maggie Kast, Nate Lepine, Paul Wargaski, Paula Ladin, Rob Miller, Robin Linn, Sarah Dandelles, Stephen Ucherek, Violet Hour