Monday December 03, 2012 | 04:00 PM

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 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.

About the Author

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.

Meredith can be contacted at 791-6332 or
On Twitter: @meredithgoad

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