Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Jeff Landry, chef/owner of The Farmer’s Table, will be serving his Mushroom-Sherry Cream Soup from the Soup Boutique, HP Hood’s food truck, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in downtown Portland.
You can track the location of the truck in Portland by going to facebook.com/HPHood or by using the hashtag #HoodSoupTruck on Twitter. It will be roaming around the city from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
The soup truck travels around New England serving free samples of “premium soups” prepared by local chefs. (It was in Boston last week.) Landry is likely involved in this week’s visit to Portland because he has been so active in the fight to end childhood hunger. For every sample he gives away, Hood will donate $1 to the Good Shepherd Food Bank.
Also participating will be chef Jonathan Dunn of Lavishly Dunn Catering. Dunn will be serving Cream of Butternut Squash And Sweet Potato Soup.
Along with your soup, you’ll receive coupons and recipe cards, and there will be a chance to win a prize package that includes a $100 restaurant gift card, Hood Cream coupons, cookware and a cookbook.
Next week, the truck will be visiting downtown Providence.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod
Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.