Classic Chicken Soup

Preparation info
  • Yield:

    2½-3 quarts

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

  • About

From Maimonides on, much has been made of the curative powers of Jewish chicken soup—“Jewish penicillin,” “the doctor who makes house calls,” and so on. Now it seems, the doctor often needs doctoring—and not just in America. A friend in Verona, Italy, confessed that Italian Jews too at times enhance their homemade soups with imported Israeli bouillon cubes for a needed jolt of flavor.

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