JFS invites all community members to become SOUPer HEROES by joining the fight against food insecurity and social isolation in our community. The financial and social challenges that have been heightened by the pandemic make this annual program more vital than ever.
Feeding America (the nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies) projects that 42 million people (1 in 8), including 13 million children (1 in 6), will experience food insecurity in 2021.
The 5th Annual Soup for the Soul Community On-Line Event on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 6 PM will feature a cook-along with Souper Star Chefs Shelley Wiseman and Barbara Drew, who will demonstrate recipes that can be prepared in advance and frozen for the holidays.
Shelley Wiseman worked at Gourmet Magazine, where she was the magazine's Travel Food Editor and a recipe developer for 12 years. Shelley is the author of two cookbooks, her latest is Just Tacos. Shelley has cooked and taught cooking all over the world, including at her own cooking school in Mexico City where she taught French Cuisine for 6 years. After a stint running the kitchens at Fine Cooking Magazine, Shelley is back doing what she truly loves- teaching and collaborating with others about great food. She will be launching Shelley’s Table at the end of the year which will offer International Cooking Classes and Culinary Adventures. Shelley can be reached at Shelleystable@gmail.com and her website is shelleystable.com.
Barbara Drew has had a passion for cooking since she was a little girl. She is mainly self-taught but has attended classes at several New York cooking schools. Barbara has owned three catering businesses over the years and was a co-owner of A Novel Cafe in East Brunswick. Barbara loves traveling and has worked in the hospitality industry for over 30 years planning corporate meetings and events.
Each participant will receive the recipes, ingredient lists and details about what to have ready prior to the event, and are welcome to cook-along at home, or just sit back and enjoy the ZOOM experience. Soup for the Soul registrants will also be able to taste three of the chefs’ delicious soups that can be picked up at Temple Sholom in Bridgewater on the day of the event. Register for the event here. $36/person.
And that’s not all! Soup for the Soul nourishes our local community in a variety of ways. An Online Auction in conjunction with the program will raise money for programs and services that provide assistance to all community members in need, regardless of religion or financial status. Some of the many valuable auction items include golf outings, gift cards to restaurants, luxury merchandise, and a Wyndham Resort vacation certificate. Be sure to check out the offerings here. And there will also be a Grand Prize Raffle for a private wine tasting for 10 (valued at $1,200) at the winner’s home (In Somerset or Hunterdon County). A selection of 6 wines will be offered by Skurnik Wines & Spirits in conjunction with Tewksbury Fine Wine & Spirits along with appetizers specially selected to pair with the evening’s wines will be served by BEX Caterers. Raffle tickets at $25 per ticket are available here. Winners do not need to be present at the event to win.