The One and Only Raichlen Family Sauerkraut Soup

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      1 hr 40

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

Sauerkraut soup. Most people react with horror at the mention of a dish that has been a Raichlen family specialty for generations. We always ate sauerkraut soup at Thanksgiving—a practice that originated with my great-grandfather Isador, who made his own sauerkraut in a barrel under the back porch. (The first batch was ready to eat around November 24.) So great was the demand for this piquant elixir, my aunt Annette would prepare the soup in four-gallon batches. After the holidays, Raichlen