Archive of ‘Chicken Soup’ category
We arrived in Baltimore yesterday and my mother has already commandeered all of Luci’s time. Luci calls her Bubbie, which is pretty funny because she looks more like a hamisha Michelle Pfeiffer than she does a bubbie.
This holiday is a little sad since it’s the first one we’re celebrating after my grandmother, Bubbie’s mother, passed away. She was a presence in our family, even when she was ill. I can’t remember a holiday until recently when she didn’t cook, and I can’t remember a holiday where I didn’t see her across the table. What better way to honor her than make her famous chicken soup?
My grandmother made the best chicken soup. I know everyone says that about their grandmother, but hear me out. She had two tips for making it, which I will share along with her recipe. But first, I must caution that in order to make the soup, you must be In The Mood to make this soup, otherwise it will come out tasting lopsided. I’m not kidding. It’s the same way that feeling amorous makes a kiss infinitely more passionate. Being In The Mood to make this soup is like another ingredient. It’s almost as if the chicken and carrots know when you’re just throwing them into the pot to impress someone with how you make soup, as opposed to being In The Mood, and cooking it tenderly in anticipation of a warm gathering. You have to cook it with that kind of feeling, and the soup will be twice as good. Trust me.
I’m excited to share this recipe. I’ve never believed in keeping recipes secret. You can give ten people the exact same recipe, and it will come out tasting ten different ways. Anyway, I never got the point of keeping something tasty all to yourself.
So, here you go, this is Ruthie’s Famous Chicken Soup.