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The Chicken Soup Manifesto

The Chicken Soup Manifesto

  • The third book from Jenn Louis is a collection of chicken soups from around the globe. A pot of chicken soup is the ultimate gesture of love: it heals the sick, nourishes the hungry, warms the chilled and is a culinary staple around the world. It is the world’s most widely interpreted, humble and beloved dish. With chapters divided by continent and recipes listed by country, The Chicken Soup Manifesto illustrates how culture and locality meld to convey a region’s most treasured flavors. Looking at the world through the lens of a simple bowl of chicken soup, Louis shares stories about traditional cooking styles, ingredients, folklore, family history and more— all gathered during years of research, travel and conversations with friends from diverse backgrounds. Chicken soup is a culinary connection shared around the world.
  • Jenn LouisJenn Louis Jenn Louis enjoyed a culinary career spanning more than two decades. She grew up believing that a creative path was in her future, and she found her calling early in the kitchen. She has owned three highly acclaimed Portland restaurants as well as a full-service catering company. Jenn has competed on Bravo's Top Chef Masters and was named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in 2012. Her simple, sophisticated cooking style, championing seasonal Pacific Northwest US ingredients, has earned her two nominations for the James Beard Foundation Award of Best Chef: Northwest. Her debut cookbook, Pasta By Hand, published in 2015 and was nominated for an IACP from the International Association of Culinary Professionals in the single subject category; it was followed by The Book Of Greens, which won an IACP award in 2017 and was nominated for a James Beard Award. The Chicken Soup Manifesto is Jenn’s third book and was published in 2020. Jenn is involved with nonprofits including Alex's Lemonade, Portland Homeless Family Solutions and Lift Urban Portland. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her three cats, Wasco, Silverado Silverstein and Tov, and loves to garden, read, and cook for her friends.
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