Soup Nazi Kitchen
- Cheryl Allen
A friend wants me to locate the address for the
"Soup Nazi Kitchen" from the Seinfeld TV show.
Can anyone help me with the address?
re: Christy Veeder
Christy--Absolutely unthinkable. While deliciousness
HAS unfortunately declined (as he himself laments) with
all the post-Seinfeld commotion, there is NO cook in
the world more conscientious about such things than the
Soup Man. He cares so deeply about quality and
healthfulness that it's almost scary.
This is a classic friend-of-a-friend pernicious rumor,
and it really shouldn't be passed on. Nor should the
hateful term "nazi" be used to describe an earnest,
dedicated man who puts all of his time, love and energy
into cooking the very best he can without compromise.
He might be inflexible, he might be haughty, but that
doesn't make him evil, let alone a Nazi.
re: Christy Veeder
If you saw Al Yeganeh on the Home Shopping Network after the last Seinfeld, you saw the real Al, with all his faults and charms.
What other huckster on HSN would repeatedly discuss how his product has declined in value.
Al is obsessed with cleanliness. One time he told me that cleanliness is more important to him than anything, including the taste of his product. His fetish about hygiene is one of the reasons he has such a hard time delegating work. Anyone who has ever seen him wipe off the little dribble of soup that sometimes hits the side of the container when he is ladling soup knows that the Band-Aid story almost certainly isn't true.
I've refrained from saying anything about the "Nazi" reference, as it is the only way many people know him, and I assume you don't mean to be hurtful.
But Al genuinely WAS hurt by the Seinfeld issue. He is hurt whenever he is held up as a subject of ridicule. He is a proud man. And he has every reason to be.