Friday, May 4 Prince William Sound Community College (PWSCC) hosted the third annual Empty Bowl Project benefiting the Valdez Food Bank. Bowls of homemade soup and fresh baked bread were served and entertainment was provided by the PWSCC Acting II class. This event was great, and I want to get the word out for next year!
So the way it worked was guests chose a special bowl to use that night for soup, and they got to keep it as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. It’s sentimental, it’s special, but most of all, it was delicious. There were about a dozen different, gourmet soups lined up in crock pots on one counter, loaf upon loaf of fresh from the oven, still warm bread on another, and batches of cookies spread about for an after-dinner treat. Tim and I used and re-used our new bowls about 4 times trying many of the great soups!
And speaking of bowls, we acquired these two beautiful Japanese bowls with tomatoes on vines and eggplants on vines. I am in love with them. They are definitely a great memento from the event and will always remind us of the food bank. This was our first time attending the Empty Bowl Project in Valdez, and I made and donated a delicious and crusty no-knead bread. It was well received, but I will definitely be on the look-out throughout the year for equally special bowls to donate to next year’s event.