Benefits of the Jewish Chicken Soup

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Food is only one aspect of cultural tradition, but it is probably one of the most prevalent. Because of the significance of food in our lives, many ethnic and religious groups incorporate it into special occasions. Funerals, weddings, birthdays, festivals, fairs, political holidays and religious celebrations would all loose a bit of their sparkle without the pleasure of food. Various foods are given symbolic and even transformative connotations. This is a universal truth in most cultures. A very popular food with cultural significance is chicken soup. It is prepared very differently in different cultures. From Mexico's chili-spiked sopa de Fideos, to China's gingery QiguoJi, cultures have a love affair with chicken in a pot. In Bulgaria, chicken soup is often seasoned with lemon juice or vinegar. The Taiwan-style of chicken soup includes dried jujube fruits, tea, and other various herbs. The Columbian version of is called ajiaco and includes sweet corn, several types of potatoes, avocado, capers, an herb called guascas, and a dollop of cream. Polish chicken soup is commonly served with fine noodles and sometimes a ground almond broth called ros贸艂. In the United States and Canada, chicken soup often has noodles or rice. The Campbell Soup Company coined the phrase "chicken noodle soup" in the 1930s and it has endured to this day. While no single culture can claim chicken soup as exclusively its own, chicken soup is a traditional dish of the Jewish kitchen. No Shabbat,
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