Deadline extended to March 1 for chicken soup recipe contest

The 4th Annual Jewish Light Cook-off Contest is asking readers to submit their cherished — and award-worthy — chicken soup recipes.

These recipes can include whatever you throw into the pot — matzoh balls, kreplach, noodles, veggies, pieces of chicken, whatever’s tasty — and can be kosher or non-kosher.

Together with Schnucks, this year’s recipe contest sponsor, we are asking you to submit your recipe, listing all ingredients as well as cooking instructions, to [email protected], typing “chicken soup recipe” in the subject line.

Recipes may also be dropped off at the offices of the St. Louis Jewish Light, 6 Millstone Campus Drive, Suite 3010, St. Louis, Mo. 63146. Entries must be typed (or clearly printed) and received by 5 p.m. Friday, March 1. Include your name, email (if you have one), address and a phone number where you can be reached during the day.

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A panel of judges will review the recipes and select the top 7 to 10. Criteria include originality, creativity and degree of difficulty (the simpler the better). The top cooks will be asked to bring a batch of their soup for sampling to Schnucks’ corporate test kitchen in Maryland Heights on Sunday, March 10. Judges will then decide on a winner and a runner-up, with prizes awarded to each. Both winning recipes will be published in the March 13 edition of the Light and all 10 recipes will be published online at

Email or call Editor Ellen Futterman at 314-743-3669 for more information.