Full disclosure. I have never participated in a soup swap but it sounds like a great idea. I just read about it in the Food section of the Boston Globe. “A soup swap is dedicated to the idea of entertaining and building community though sharing pots of soup.” The article describes it as a healthy version of the cookie swap.
The article included some tips for hosting your own soup swap:
The hosts provide a side dish (usually salad), bread and a simple dessert.
Guests bring a pot of soup and empty containers to take home a taste of all the soups.
Invite as many people as you have burners on your stove so all the soups can be heated at the same time.
Have everyone bring their own ladle to serve their soup.
Email or print out the recipe for everyone.
Sounds like fun. Let us know if you try it!