homemade chicken soup from scratch

Chicken Soup (aka Jewish Penicillin)

Chicken Soup, Kosher Style by Amy Rosen, Photography by Ryan Szulc

Chicken Soup, Kosher Style by Amy Rosen, Photography by Ryan Szulc

In the Jewish culture, as in many others, bubbes, saftas and nanas are the matriarchs of the kitchen and thus the rulers of the roost. They are culinary giants in quilted polyester muumuus and silk slippers who know how to make the Semitic linchpins cherished from childhood—the kugel, the gefilte fish, the matzah ball soup and the crispy-skinned roasted chicken. They all have their specialties but, of course, they won’t be around to feed us forever, and that will be a loss indeed. But it will be an even bigger loss if the recipes we grew up on pass away with them, along with those special connections to our past.

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Chicken Soup with Leeks and Wide Noodles

Chicken Soup with Leeks

Photography by Colin Price

Fast, deliciously nutritious family meals—minus the cleanup! Carla Snyder, author of the go-to One Pan, Two Plates cookbooks, takes her tried-and-true cooking methods and delivers 70 reliable recipes that everyone—including the kids—will love. And to top it off, they’re all made in one pan and ready to eat in 45 minutes or less! Each one is perfect for a family that might have little time to cook but big appetites after busy days at work, school, soccer practice, dance lessons, and more. Recipes range from vegetables and chicken to beef and pork (not to mention some delectable seafood dishes) and include beverage pairings, which makes preparing an enticing dinner every night a whole lot easier. (more…)