OP: The Whole World Loves Chicken Soup
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Chicken soup, also known as Jewish penicillin, is hardly endemic to any particular group of people. In fact, just about every culture across the globe has a variation that serves as comfort, medicine, and nourishment.
In The Whole World Loves Chicken Soup (1995), the inexhaustibly curious Mimi Sheraton explores the universally beloved dish, from those made throughout the Jewish diaspora to those more far flung.
A few chosen (nearly) at random:
- Caribbean pepper pot—with curry, coconut, and chickpeas—bright, rich, and piquant
- Borscht hailing from Poltava, Ukraine
- Scottish cock-a-leekie, traditionally featuring the loser of a cockfight, cooked low and slow with leeks and barley
- Nkara—a Ghanaian variation which includes eggplant, bell peppers, chili, and tomatoes, served with rice or fufu
- Thai gai tom ka, vibrant and pungent with chilies, galangal, lemongrass, coconut milk, and fish sauce
A smart and exciting exploration of the world through a single culinary concept.Our copy is a first printing. Near Fine book block and jacket.