2009 Big Soup Party
you can see the 2009 Stats and Recipes at

Even with the crazy snow storm that hit Pittsburgh the morning of the 2009 Big SOUP party, it was a huge success. This was our first year to be in our new house. (right next door to our old house).

151 friends (40 kids) made the trip through the snow to eat Black Bean, Potato Cheese, Tomato LIme Tortilla, Curried Red Lentil Soup and Chocolate Coffee Soup. The kids played in the snow and folks enjoyed the fire outside. The pool table in the basement was a big hit. A few songs were played on the paino.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the GPCFB, We raised $1420!

I tried to captures everyone who came to the party, but I know I missed a few. Some of the shots are fuzzy- sorry. Thanks everyone for coming out on such a cold night.
The big SOUP party is our yearly excuse to call up our friends, break bread, and share some big SOUP for an evening. Started in 1993, it has remained one of our favorite events of the year. We have been blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives. The big Soup party is a way to keep in touch, have some fun, eat a lot of great food, and celebrate SOUP as the most perfect of culinary inventions.

Share the soup...
There is a charity component to the big Soup party. We have enjoyed a tremendous amount of food over the past decade of soup parties and it is important to give something back. We will be making a monetary donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on behalf of the big Soup party. There will be a large soup bowl on the main table to collect cash and checks made payable to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB).

There is absolutely no charge to attend the big Soup party and no one should feel required to make a donation via our big bowl. We would like to encourage everyone to consider the tremendous wealth that we all live in and give serious thought to making a donation to help those less fortunate.

-Stephen & Melissa
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