Soup and Bread: Building Community One Pot at a Time with Martha Bayne

Event Details

When
04/26/2012
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Where
WBEZ North Side Bureau
2913 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL, 60659-1507
United States
See map: Google Maps
County: 
Cook
Fee: 
Free. Open to the public.
Where
WBEZ North Side Bureau
2913 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL, 60659-1507
See map: Google Maps
County: 
Cook
Fee: 
Free. Open to the public.

Join us for this Cafe Society with WBEZ featuring Martha Bayne, founder of Soup and Bread and the author of The Soup & Bread Cookbook.

For Bayne, soup is not just a simple dish to make or eat. It's a force for bringing people together. It's a social tool for fundraisers, art and community building.

Come for conversation (and soup!) and explore the soup kitchen re-imagined for the 21st century. 

From "Martha Bayne Discusses The Soup & Bread Cookbook" in Quimby's blog 

"Everybody loves soup. But why? Sure, it's nutritious, affordable, and infinitely variable. Soup can be a rustic meal in a bowl or a dainty palate cleanser....It soothes the sick, it nourishes the poor - and it can trick children into eating their veggies. And, alone among foods, a pot of soup can be a powerful tool to both draw people together and help them to reach out to others. The Soup & Bread Cookbook, inspired by author Martha Bayne's Soup & Bread series at Chicago's Hideout, aims to explore this social role of soup, in the midst of a collection of terrific, affordable recipes from food activists, chefs, and others, providing a quirky exploration of the cultural history of soup - and its natural ally, bread - as a tool for both building community and fostering social justice." 

Questions for Consideration

What is the power of soup (and food) in building community? How can soup be a tool for social justice? When is a meal just a meal, a bowl of soup just a bowl of soup?

Want to learn more?

Learn more about Soup & Bread by visiting their website

Co-sponsored by WBEZ 91.5FM

Free and open to the public. Reservations are required, reserve your spot here.
For more information please call 312.422.5580.

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