Chicken and corn soup is one of those rare foods that is synonymous with comfort food all year round. Irrelevant of the weather it is perfect both in Summer and Winter. It is the soup that is called to when you are nursing a cold and heartbreak. It is an all-year-round comfort food and for that reason it will be featuring for the entire Soup period.
Chicken and Corn Origins
When you think Chicken and Corn soup, I’m sure most of you are thinking of your local Chinese restaurant. And you would be right! With Chicken and corn soup developing from the traditional crab and corn soup, a dish from American Chinese cuisine. Immigrants from China arrived in the United States seeking employment as miners and railroad workers. With the large influx of these workers, laws were established prohibiting them from owning land. Therefore, they formed small ghettos, we now know of as Chinatowns. Here immigrants began their own small businesses notably restaurants and from here earthed the American Chinese cuisine. In these smaller restaurants, many of these recipes were westernised to suit the American palate, as well as using whatever ingredients were available to them.
But what has this got to do with Chicken and Corn soup? Well, it is in the heart of North America that we find Dutch Pennsylvania. Throughout Dutch Pennsylvania- Chicken and Corn soup in served in abundance at church suppers and outdoor religious festivals since the 1800s – claims have been laid it is still the original recipe. It is of no surprise that the Lancaster County is the heart and soul of Chicken and Corn soup when in the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture census nearly 10 million chickens were counted. Plus they have the most acreage devoted to corn in the state.
Soul Origin’s Chicken and Corn Soup
We have looked to the past and seen how it has been adapted and developed. Also felt the truly heart-warming memories it conjures up. We then took our favourite ingredients and tried to remain true to the Dutch Pennsylvanian origins but added our own Soul Origin flare to create what we believe will be one of your favourites this winter. But don’t just take our word for it head into your local Soul origin store and try to conjure up those “sick days” in bed with a bowl of warming soup.