February 9 soup squad

Behold, our awesome soup team from this past week. From left to right, Grant from Hull-House, with a terrific split pea soup they donated at the last minute. I wish I had had some Tupperware on hand to take the extra home, because for the first time all soup season, we had LEFTOVER SOUP.

Next to Grant, obscured by hungry soup fiend: Richard Stacewicz, Dan Miller, and Simon Tankard, who come as a set. I haven’t gotten Richard and Dan’s recipes yet, but Simon produced a wonderful New Zealand sweet potato soup.

Next to them, the lovely and talented Kathleen Judge, with a veggie tortilla soup, and Miss Jeanine O’Toole, rescheduled from our snow day, with “Peanuts O’Toole.”

Next to her, Grace Tran and her very tasty vegan roasted root vegetable soup, and next to her, Tim Fister, who brought, with Andrea Lee, a terrific salt cod and chorizo chowder (!) that I’m hoping to get the recipe for soon. And on the end, Jessica Jordan, with a vegan tortilla soup!

Not shown, still one more soup cook, John McKevitt, who got stuck in Madison with car trouble. He’s another refugee from February 2, and I do hope we can get him back on the soup line soon, because I am dying to try his promised Groundhog Day-themed soup.

All in all, a great night of soup. Many thanks to all the cooks, to DJ Bob Weston, and to YOU, for donating a tasty $509 into the kitty. All of it goes to Help Ease Local Poverty, a program of the Jane Addams Hull-House Association.

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