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Updated: Jul 4, 2021

We prepared and distributed the soup across the city, and naturally by the time this was complete it was beginning to get dark.

Distribution across the city.

Saturday soup is packed with ingredients rich with nutrients e.g Yam's, a great source of fiber, potassium, manganese, copper, and antioxidants which may boost brain health, reduce inflammation, and improve blood sugar control.

Chocho(Choyote) rich in folate, magnesium and potassium, rich in antioxidants, and nutrients.

Pimento Scientific research shows allspice has many medicinal properties. It relieves pain, eases stomach upset, and kills bacteria and fungus.

A few food facts relating to Saturday soup.

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Updated: Jul 3, 2021

Within Caribbean culture it was a regular occurrence for family and friends to gather in each other’s homes to reflect, reminisce and gather to share experiences. This was often accompanied by a large bowl of delicious soup. We often referred to this soup as "Saturday' soup, as it was the soup most likely to be reserved for consumption on that day. It consisted of a range of vegetables or ground produce including Yams, Cassava, Pumpkin, maybe some sweet potato, Chocho(Chayote) or whatever your preference might be.

The completed soup ready for distribution

This would ensure that soup from each household had its own unique combination of flavours.

Meat such as chicken, beef or lamb could also be added with dumplings made from flour and the obligatory Scotch Bonnet to give it some heat and a bit of a kick.

When considering the aspects of our lives which engender a sense of connectiveness and community we decided to recreate this by producing 'Saturday soup' for distribution.

Participating in this offered us the opportunity to connect with families and individuals and to check out how they were getting on, whilst having a nutritious bowl of soup.

Adding yam to the pot

Thelma our chef on the day who offered the benefit of her many years of making Saturday soup.

Updated: Jul 4, 2021

When visiting a number of community members respecting the privacy of others and also the Covid-19 regulations. We delivered wellbeing boxes to locations across the city, ensuring that they contained items which were culturally relevant, and essentials e.g sanitizers, and disinfectants. We appreciated those who offered their time and energy and those who shared their experiences of how Covid-19 had impacted on their lives.

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