With winter here, what better way to be comforted than with a bowl of soup? Lower Hutt has an abundance of food businesses, producers, sellers and of course hospitality.
#HOWTOSOUP profiles how these ingredients come together to create the daily offerings of a ‘Soup of the Day’ found at local eateries. Finding local ingredients is as simple as visiting local weekend markets, both the Riverbank Market and Naenae Village Market offer a plethora of fresh veggies, spices, cheeses and meats for creating your own ‘soup of the day’.
Hosting a bowlful of community events as well, #HOWTOSOUP runs from 1 – 16 August and is designed to bring people together over a bowl of soup. After all, whether you’re feeling under the weather or not, a hearty helping of soup helps you stay warm and cosy during those colder months. It will also feature soups from around the globe, right across the Valley.
“HOW TO SOUP brings together our Hutt Valley communities. Showcasing at a hyperlocal level, we’re highlighting our great local hospitality operators, local food producers and sellers to break bread and share stories over a bowl of soup.” Says Cyndi Christensen, Hutt City Council CBD Development Manager.
“Soup is a universal dish. It’s found in a variety of cultures and can suit an array of dietary requirements, so it really is something everyone can plunge a spoon into. #HOWTOSOUP makes it easy for everyone to enjoy a bowl of soup together, whether in one of our local eateries or making soup at home, quality ingredients can be purchased locally.”
Celebrate the rest of winter with a comforting bowl of soup made with locally sourced ingredients – cafés and restaurants across the Valley will have a soup of the day on offer to keep you warm and comforted ‘til Spring! Hutt Valley NZ is hosting a map on its site of all the local eateries and local producers and sellers who have registered to be offering soup, encouraging the community to love local. Over the two weeks, How to Soup will help to promote the soups to a wider audience, and encourage engagement between the businesses and customers.
Hutt City Libraries are running a competition to design your own soup. Fill in this form and return it to your local Hutt City Library, and your creation could be selected to be made by a local café!
Check out HuttValleyNZ.com for How To Soup participating cafes, community events and local products to make a hearty Winter soup.