Our art director Anne is a good cook. In fact, her cooking is the entire reason I created Soup Club: To get her to make me lunch. Somehow, like Tom Sawyer before me, my laziness snowballed to great effect, and I ended up getting the whole office to make me lunch! 

Anne brought a ton of bread that she toasted in our oven (and made sure to let us know it was most definitely not for breakfast), and she posed in front of her Black Bean Soup spread (with Dave, who seemed super excited about her soup--he's no fool). Finally, I got some, piled it high with toppings, and it was the actual best Black Bean Soup I ever had. 

Needless to say: I won't be making black bean soup when it's my turn in January.