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How long has chicken noodle soup been around?

I don't always get sick, but when I do... it's tough. I'm not around people on a normal day, so my immune system isn't very strong. Luckily for me, I have an amazing friend, (who is also the queen of soups) so she made me a big pot of chicken soup. She made her famous chicken soup with rice, which has been incredible and has saved me today. This made me think about chicken noodle soup and how it's a go to in times of sickness.

So when you can hardly get out of bed, and your muscles ache and your grip strength is practically non-existent, what do you do about your Daily Doodle? You paint chicken noodle soup... albeit poorly, but I was able to knock it out and keep up with my daily painting practice thanks to my friend and her healing soup.

Luckily for me, chicken noodle soup seemed to be fairly straight forward when I researched it. Broth soups have been around for centuries, we can thank the greeks for chicken soup... noodle soups were used in Italy in the 1700s to feed the sick because they were easy to digest... But we can thank Ernest Lacoutiere, a chef at the Campbell’s company, for the invention of Chicken Noodle Soup in 1934. Although the soup was originally called "Noodle with Chicken Soup" and quickly became popular with consumers, the Campbell's craze happened in 1938 when a popular radio host accidentally called it Chicken Noodle Soup and consumers flocked to shelves to try out this new soup, Campbell's quickly renamed the soup to match.

As far as healing goes, Dr. Stephen Rennard found that chicken soup is a veritable “soup” of beneficial ingredients that can help reduce common cold and flu symptoms, and even help the body fight off the infection itself. So a big thanks to my friend, Ashley for making me healing soup and giving me an easy Daily Doodle idea.

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