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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

The Jewishness of the dumpling

The Jewishness of the dumpling

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer May 20, 2022

I had heard good things about a place called Soup Dumplings STL on Olive Boulevard, in University City. The location is not far from my office, but not exactly close to my house. My first visit was outstanding. I am now obesessed with soup dumplings. So...

Your Wednesday Jewish Soup Spectacular #8

Your Wednesday Jewish Soup Spectacular #8

Margi Lenga Kahn, Special For The Jewish Light February 22, 2022

This Cold Potato Leek Soup (Vichyssoise) is lovely simply garnished with snipped chives. However, I made a delicious herb puree – parsley, chives, garlic and olive oil – in a blender to swirl through the soup just before serving. Cold Potato Leek...

Your Wednesday Jewish Soup Spectacular #5

Your Wednesday Jewish Soup Spectacular #5

Ethel G. Hofman February 1, 2022

(JNS) Thick, aromatic and brimming with good taste, soup is the perfect food in cold weather. Each spoonful warms and comforts like nothing else. Besides chicken soup—the panacea for what ails you—chances are you can whip up a pot of soup with whatever...

Savory Chicken Soup with Spiced Matzo Balls

We love soup so much, we’re offering a recipe every Monday. Here’s an award winner.

December 12, 2021

There are some foods that we as Jews simply identify as "Jewish Food." It's a cultural marker and allows a common thread to exist among Jewish communities around the world.  Among the food styles that many Jews can identify with is soup. Now, I won't...

Margi Lenga Kahn is the mother of five and grandmother of five. A cooking   instructor at the Kitchen Conservatory, she is working on a project to preserve  the stories and recipes of heritage cooks. She welcomes your comments and suggestions at margikahn@gmail.com.

Nourishing soup to warm the soul

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light January 23, 2020

Every ethnic cuisine has at least one soup that is uniquely identified with the culture and the geography of that group. The Japanese have their ramen, the Italians their minestrone, the French their pistou, the Russians their borscht, the Mexicans their...

Thinking outside the bowl

Thinking outside the bowl

January 11, 2012

"Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite." - Auguste Escoffier Chicken soup is not the only soup that nurtures the body and feeds the soul.  On a cold winter...

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