mother, like daughter
by Loretta Harrison
Being Italian, I always had homemade
chicken soup on hand. Both my children loved it for the taste, the warmth
and the love that filled their little tummies. It was the cure all for
colds and tummy aches, as well as a warm up on cold New England winter
The only thing different about Italian
chicken soup is that when the broth is ready, you add a mixture of egg
and parmesan cheese that has been beaten with a fork. The children just
love it this way and it's how it is made in the region of Italy I come
from. In Italy it's called stracciatella.
Now my daughter is married and has
two small children of her own. I sit back and watch her prepare the chicken
soup that I made for her when she was small. I see all the love that she
puts into it and watch the children as they devour it, and ask for more.
To this day it still cures colds
and tummy aches, and still warms you way deep inside. I think the soup
is delicious, but the one ingredient that only moms know how to add so
perfectly to it is LOVE.
My daughter is a great cook and always
does it with love.
Loretta was born in Cavezzo, Modena. When she was two, her family moved
to Venezuela. When she was eight, they came to the US where she has lived
ever since. Loretta paints, does crafts, cooks and works out. She is married
to her childhood sweetheart. and has a son living in Manhattan as well
as her daughter, Brenda.
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