Soup and Bread

Soup & Bread & Heirloom Beans

Bean Supper Chi rectangle

It’s been almost three years since the last time we gathered for soup and bread here in Chicago. It’s hard to believe it’s been so long — and that so much has changed since then. That’s why I’m beyond excited to announce today a very special Soup & Bread, coming December 14.

Slow Food Chicago, Soup & Bread, and North Lawndale’s preSERVE Garden invite you to join us for an evening eating and celebrating heirloom beans, the focus of Slow Food USA’s 2022 Plant a Seed campaign.

All year long Slow Food USA has been centering beans in their programming to talk about climate resiliency, nutrition and food sovereignty. Chapters from across the country have been hosting bean suppers in these final months of the year, and now here in Chicago.

Nutritious, versatile, delicious and always economical, it could be argued that beans are the perfect food! At this event we’ll have a variety of soups – both vegetarian and not – showcasing the biodiversity of beans, prepared by Kendall College culinary students. The soups are made from recipes contributed by the local chefs on our panel. We will also have bread donated by Middlebrow!

While you are eating delicious soup & bread, listen to the panel of guest chefs, who will share their expertise on all things beans: how to cook them, why they’re good for you, what they mean culturally, ecologically, and culinarily. Conversation moderated by Sarah Faddah and Dario Durham of the podcast 77 Flavors of Chicago! The panel includes:

  • Abra Berens, author of Grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, Seeds and Legumes
  • Alexander Roman, formerly of Pleasant House and Floriole
  • Margaret Pak, chef-owner of Thattu

Where: Guild Row, 3130 N. Rockwell Street (event held in the Belmont Room)

When: Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 from 6-8 pm

Tickets: Reserve your spot here! Suggested donation $20 or sliding scale for soups, bread and panel discussion. All proceeds benefit the North Lawndale Greening Committee & NeighborSpace.

There’ll be a cash bar on site and limited books available for sale from Abra Berens (Grist) and Martha Bayne (Soup & Bread). Preorder books online with your ticket to reserve a copy!

Please do not attend if you are feeling ill. Masks are encouraged until you are seated and eating.


Guild Row for donating the Belmont Room for this event!

Local Foods for the ingredients for the soups!

Middlebrow for donating bread!




Posted: Wednesday Nov 30,2022 07:56 PM In Uncategorized

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