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Soup was once a peasant staple--a way to stretch out a browning head of cabbage and a few lumpy potatoes to feed an entire family. These days, it's an epicurean delight. From butternut squash purees to truffle-flecked bisques to pork belly stews, soups have shrugged off their comforting, chicken-noodle afghans and sashayed onto innovative, high-end menus across the globe.

And lucky for soup-ficionados, you can now celebrate your goulash glee with big beefy bowl of borscht bliss. On Friday, Nov. 26, the Idaho Foodbank is hosting its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on the Grove Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It works like this: You fork (or spoon) over $10 and get to select a one-of-a-kind, hand-painted bowl, which you then fill with a soup of your choosing. Local restaurants provide pot after steaming pot of rotating soup options for you to select from.

So whether you're a soup-lover or are still too crammed full of tofurkey and dressing to think about processing any more solid foods, head over to Empty Bowls on the day after Thanksgiving to help support a good cause.

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