About With Soup

Welcome to Francey and Mitch’s web site withsoup.com. We are not exactly sure what the site will become, and we will be excited to find out! We will start off highlighting some of the music and visual arts in our lives, and fun things around the house.

Bubbe Su’s Cartoon Absurdities

The cartoon musings of retired commercial artist Suzanne Shapiro, born February 15, 1919. The series started when Su began adding a whimsical drawing to her signature on her daily dinner tickets at Mountain View Heritage Club. The staff was delighted by them, and so were we – enough to want to share them more broadly.

Suzanne Shapiro Art


Don’t Ask Klezmer Kapelye

Don’t Ask plays Klezmer music in the spirit of early Eastern Europe’s Jewish village string bands, with Middle Eastern and Balkan influences and other surprises thrown in the mix. The tunes and harmonies are joyful yet haunting – sometimes lively and raucous, sometimes gentle and melancholy, always evocative.

Site Name

Yiddish Proverb: Troubles with soup are easier to bear than troubles without soup (Tsores mit yoykh iz gringer tsu fartrogn vi tsores on yoke).