The Maine Dish
You have to eat this soup! soup truck on commercial street today and tomorrow.
Yesterday you may have done a double take if you were down in the Old Port and saw a red food truck parked at 215 Commercial Street. Well, my friend Nancy and I stopped by the Hood Soup Boutique, a promotional tour featuring chef-created soups featuring Hood Cream, and let me tell you: you have to go! They’re ladling out generous (and FREE!) samples of two soups.
The first, a classic Hood recipe of Cream of Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup, is a pureed soup subtly spiced with ginger and cumin. It’s warming, filling, and absolutely delicious. The second, a Mushroom-Sherry Cream Soup created by The Farmer’s Table’s own Chef Jeff Landry, was astonishingly delicious. Built upon a base of lightly browned onions and thyme, this creamy soup was surprisingly light owing to its generous dose of dry sherry. I could’ve eaten a gallon of it.
The truck will be open today and tomorrow from 11:00-2:00. In addition to grabbing a bite to eat you’ll get the recipes for both soups and–if you’re into food trucks like I am–you’ll be able to scope out Boston’s Baddest Burger’s amazing catering truck, the best and highest use of stainless steel I’ve seen in a long time. If you’re not the cooking type, Chef Landry told me that he’ll be adding his mushroom soup to the winter menu at Farmer’s Table.
The Soup Boutique’s heading to Providence next week, so if you find yourself down that way, you can find out where the truck will be on Facebook or Twitter. And if you can’t make it down to the truck, you can still enter into a drawing online to win a $100 restaurant gift certificate, cookware, and a cookbook.