Soup is considered by most historians to be as old as cooking. In times when food was scarce, dumping various ingredients into a pot to boil was not only cheap but filling, too. The act of combining various ingredients to create nutritious, filling, easily digested, simple to make/serve food was inevitable. Soup’s simple constitution made it accessible to both rich and poor. And soup was a perfect choice for both sedentary and traveling cultures. What mother, Jewish or not, hasn’t counted on chicken soup for healing the soul as well as the body?
The ladies of PHA (all staff members at Peninsula Heating and Air in Gloucester with the exception of one; her husband is a staff member and she graciously participates) began a tradition last November suggested by Cindy Wheeler, and it has continued into the new year. Each Wednesday is Soup Day and there will be either cornbread or rolls to go with it.
The soup cook of the day, arriving at work, first steps into the kitchen, ...
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