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Disco Soup Boston

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Ashley Street Kitchen

54 Ashley Street · East Boston, MA

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Ashley Street Kitchen, 54 Ashley Street, Boston, MA, United States

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Join us for Boston's first-ever Disco Soup! Not your average dinner party, a Disco Soup brings together guests for a night of hands-on food preparation followed by good food, music, and company. The twist is that the produce on hand would have been destined for landfill. Ingredients for cooking will be donated by Food for Free (http://www.foodforfree.org/) — a nonprofit that collects would-be wasted food and redistributes it to those in need. In keeping with Food for Free's mission, Disco Soup will donate the food prepared at the event. Dinner for guests will be served by pop-up restaurant East Boston Oysters (http://www.eastbostonoysters.com/). Beer and wine will be available through a cash bar. Music will be provided by DJ Salim Akram (https://twitter.com/askablackdude) (of Bad Rabbits (https://www.facebook.com/BadRabbits)) and DJ Gary Carlow (https://www.facebook.com/DJGaryCarlow).

In lieu of paper plates, BYOP — Bring Your Own Plate!

Disco Soup: Boston is a collaboration of Slow Food Boston, the Ashley Street Teaching Kitchen (http://ymcaboston.org/eastboston/kitchen), and the East Boston Food Policy Council. Other participants include Bootstrap Compost (http://bootstrapcompost.com/) and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/clinical/clinics/food-law-and-policy-clinic-of-the-center-for-health-law-and-policy-innovation/).

Buy Tickets Now: $15 (https://sfb.yapsody.com/event/book/19354/126139)

*Note: Advanced registration is required; tickets will NOT be sold at the door!

What is Disco Soup?

Originating in Europe, the “Disco Soup” concept was born as a way to give attention to the fact that humans waste a lot of food — as much as 40 percent in the United States or, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, 133 billion pounds of food annually. Aside from seeming downright extravagant, wasted food has serious consequences for the planet, representing hefty amounts of energy, water, and land use, as well as methane emissions in landfills. The kicker is that almost two thirds of U.S. food waste comes from consumers — meaning that the majority of waste happens right in our own homes. If we each decide to cut our day-to-day waste, we can make a big difference.