Chicken soup — aka Jewish penicillin — is the ultimate comfort food for both body and soul. And this month, home cooks will fight the winter chill and come together for the first ever Triangle Chicken Soup Cookoff. More than a dozen family recipes will be offered up to a panel of judges — and for the community to fill their bellies (and vote on the People's Choice Award).
Entries are still coming in, but offerings already range from classic Brooklyn ex-pat style, to Yemeni-spiced, to Southern biscuit-topped. Heck, there's even a vegetarian matzo ball "chicken" soup. There's still time to register and throw your ladle into the ring, or just buy a ticket and sample the wares. All proceeds from the event go to the Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services Food Pantry.