As we settle into fall, it’s time for sweaters, scarves, soup – and yes, the occasional cold-weather sniffles. At the first sign of a sore throat (or just of leftovers from a great roast chicken), I pull out the biggest pot I own and get to work on a big batch of chicken soup.
Chicken soup is a cross-cultural phenomenon. There are times I crave fluffy matzo balls and times when only udon will do. Sometimes I want a soothing, saline broth, but depending on the diagnosis (a cold, a flu, or just the seasonal blues), a kick of spice might be called for. What’s your go-to chicken soup recipe, when a remedy is required?