The Social Soup Experiment

March 23, 2012

A New York community comes together to connect over endless bowls of savory soup.

High Line, Cleaver & Co.

What happens when 200 people gather at the High Line public park in New York City to share a communal meal? Conversation, good food, and a chance to connect with neighbors in a city of 8 million. In October 2011, the High Line dinner on the elevated rail line offered up Bean and Farro Soup by Chef Mona Talbott for a mere $5 to neighbors and visitors, friends and newcomers. The event was sponsored by Friends of the High Line, Cleaver & Co., Edible Manhattan and Slow Food, among others. Host your own soup supper with any of these simple soups.

Lemon Soup

Avgolemono (Greek Lemon Soup)

Four main ingredients (chicken broth, rice, eggs, lemon juice)—dinner is ready.


Quick Tortilla Soup

Use leftover roasted chicken in this quick weeknight main-dish soup.

lentil soup

Lentil Soup

Healthful lentils cook quickly in a weeknight soup.


Quick Tomato Basil Soup

Combine a few pantry and refrigerator staples for this quick-and-easy soup. The ideal soup to curl up with in the winter after a long day at work.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 254 other followers