Grandma was right, chicken soup cures the soul and makes you feel better when the flu strikes. No really, it's medically proven, something about mitigating inflammation in the chest. If grandma isn't nearby to deliver a hot pot of soup, restaurant and grocery-delivery companies are the next best thing. Restaurant home-delivery companies around the country report a brisk soup delivery business this season and this week for flu shut-ins.
Mrs. K's matzo-ball soup from Kutsher's Tribeca in New York, is a top delivery item this week on Seamless.com. "During flu season, the next best thing to having your mom nurse you back to health is Seamless.com. With 76 cuisine types, people can order practically anything they're craving, including chicken-noodle soup, matzo-ball soup and Gatorade and never have to leave their apartments. So, the only trek is from the sofa to the front door and you never have to call a restaurant," says Ryan Scott, vice president of marketing for Seamless.com. Seamless.com operates restaurant deliveries in 28 cities across the country, see the link here for the complete Seamless.com list.
At Door to Door Organics based Colorado (delivery in Colo., Chicago, Kansas City, Mich., Penn. Del., NJ), they will deliver a box of organic chicken soup ingredients to make your own pot of soup and provide a matching recipe by Chef Chris Clarke. "This soup is the real deal," says Clarke. "It will cure what ails you." Chef Clarke offers these two recipes, Chris chicken soup and vegetable udon soup (it contains shiitake mushrooms for an added immunity boost). Door to Door Organics recently launched a web-based tool called the Door to Door Organics Kitchen that allows customers to order food based on recipes in the database. See the video for a link to how to make chicken soup.
Artizone, a Dallas-based delivery company, offers matzo-ball soup, brisket-dumpling soup (keplach soup) and chicken-barley soup from Gios NY Deli. And if you are feeling particularly low, Artizone can add a totally-toffee brownie from Oh Brownie. After all chocolate is a health food too.
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