Soup Swap: Have You Tried It?

Have you tried the nationwide sensation that is the Soup Swap? In short, you get a bunch of friends together, everyone brings soup, drinks some wine, and goes home with more soup. We're sold!

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We missed out on National Soup Swap Day on January 24, but the experts at SoupSwap.com say that's of little importance. They urge you to "swap when you can!"

And as we're in the midst of Soup Month here at The Kitchn, what better time than now? Or, preferably, two weeks from now as to give your fellow swappers ample time to plan and cook, they advise.

Knox Gardner is the mastermind behind Soup Swap and started the events back in the '90s in Seattle, eventually planning more swaps in Boston. Today, Soup Swap has taken on a life of its own, with swaps popping up across the country.

We think it sounds like a great way to share your cooking, try new soups and – best of all – spend time with friends without a huge effort or expense. We also love the little extras some swappers have thrown in – like buttons or customized wooden spoons. Homemade crackers or bread would be great too.

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So, have you hosted or attended a Soup Swap? Planning one soon?

Related: How to Serve Soup at a Dinner Party

(Images: Flickr user Almost Foodies, 2, 3, licensed under Creative Commons)