Friday, March 3, 6 p.m.—GRANVILLE, N.Y.—Warm up with soup and bread from different immigrant regions during the Soup and Bread Night happening Friday, March 3 at the Slate Valley Museum. The museum will open an hour early so visitors can dine with them. The menu will include Welch potato and leek soup, Irish stew, Italian wedding soup, Polish borscht, Slovakian mushroom soup, and Jewish matzah ball soup. Starting at 6 p.m., visitors can purchase a $5 sampler cup and get a taste of the soups from the ethnic groups that came to the Slate Valley starting 177 years ago.
“What a fun and tasty way to celebrate our heritage than on a chilly winter’s night than sharing soup and bread together,” says Slate Valley Museum Director Krista Rupe. “The event will also showcase the culinary delights of the immigrants that bought their recipes with them to America.”
Different members of the museum’s community will be making soup for the event. Artesian bread will be provided by Rock Hill Bakery in Glens Falls.
“One of the great things about growing up in this area were welcoming neighbors. Visiting them on a cold winter day always included a bowl of the most delicious soup and a slice of their wonderfully warm breads to go with it! It was the ethnic diversity in the neighborhoods that allowed us the experience of sampling such an array of foods. We hope our First Friday guests will find our soup sampling as enjoyable and as delicious,” said Molly Biggs Celani, president of Slate Valley Museum’s Board of Trustees.
Photo courtesy of SVM
Slate Valley Museum Educator Bob Isherwood enjoys a cup of soup at the 2016 event.