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SoupFest is on at Concord’s South Congregational Church on Saturday

Twelve local soup chefs will offer a taste of cuisine and history from across the globe tomorrow at SoupFest at South Congregational Church, at 27 Pleasant St. in Concord.

The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and the South Congregational Church Senior Program will put on the “stone soup” benefit for the Concord Homeless Resource Center.

The SoupFest features two seatings – the first from 5 to 6:15 p.m. and a second from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. A $10 donation per person is suggested.

Diners can sample all soups, as well as bread from five local bakers and desserts from South Church seniors.

The 12 local chefs and their soups include Virginia Prescott’s Nanella’s chicken soup with escarole and orzo, Robin Nafshi’s matzoh ball soup, Mark Coen’s crab bisque, Mary Gile’s mushroom with barley, Bob Murphy’s smoked sweet potato with sausage stew, David Frydman’s Ukrainian beet and bean stew (gluten-free), Jen Evans’s Tuscan bean with kale and sausage, Ron Jobel’s shelter soup, Patti Campbell’s comfort corn chowder, R.P. Hale’s pho ga Vietnamese soup, Ignatius MacLellan’s champion clam chowder, and Mike Breault’s minestrone. Artisan bakers include Bread & Chocolate, David Fries, Rachel Keefe, David Keller, Jon Sadowski and Oge Young. Live music will be performed by Tim Sink on saxophone and David Soha on piano.

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