Soup's on

The Baltimore Sun

When the temperature drops and everybody seems to have a cold, chicken soup is appealing. Recently, medical researchers have said that chicken soup may contain a number of substances that could ease the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections. Or as grandmothers have said since the beginning of time: "Eat some chicken soup; you will feel better."

That is what I did, buying three chicken noodle soups in Northwest Baltimore County, taking them home and warming them up. So far, I have not caught a cold.

Edmart Delicatessen

Address --1427 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville

Phone --410-486-5558

Hours --9 a.m.-5 p.m Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Sunday

The $7.95 quart of chicken noodle soup I snagged from the freezer in this cozy old-time deli was frozen solid. I learned later that this soup is made from a recipe passed down by the owner's grandmother. When it thawed, its thin noodles were delicate and the broth had subtle flavor. A soup to soothe an upset stomach.

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