Phew. I think we’re finally caught up? These last few recipes – for Mare’s chili, Vera’s pasjul, and Swim Cafe’s Potage St. Germain should be the last stragglers from our final Soup & Bread of the 2012 season. Some of our other cooks posted recipes on their own sites – Mike Sula’s recipe for authentic Southern Illinois burgoo can be found over at the Reader’s food blog, while the team of Ellen Malloy and Grant Kessler provide the recipes for their First Step Soup and Spring Garlic Soup on the blog for their new 100 Meals Project–a noble endeavor in which Ellen and Grant hope to eat 100 meals with people involved at various points in the process of growing, foraging, processing, distributing, selling, and cooking food across the United States–and in the process build some bridges between groups in an increasingly factionalized foodscape.
With these recipes we’re officially wrapping the 2012 Soup & Bread season at the Hideout, but I’ll be posting erratically in the coming months to let you know about upcoming events and general misadventures on the soup trail.
In the coming week, I’m looking forward to talking soup, art, and hospitality at the University of Chicago, to sharing soup with the Sunday Soup visionaries, to wrapping the Re-Thinking Soup season at Jane Addams Hull-House, and then to sitting down at ThreeWalls for a salon-style discussion on “food and farming as regional artworks.” That’s all between Friday and Tuesday, which tells me, if nothing else, that the cultural appetite for soup, bread, and all that surrounds it may not be satiated just … quite … yet.Posted: Thursday May 3,2012 11:43 PM In Soup Recipes, Soup Wrapup