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Soup to soothe a cold

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bklynfoodiegirl Dec 3, 2012 05:26 AM

This Brooklynite has been felled by the peskiest cold of all time. I'm in need of some healing soup. Soup with noodles would be awesome, but as long as it's got a lot of soothing broth, I'm happy.
Any ideas for lunch today in/near Park Slope or the Metropolitan L stop in Williamsburg?

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    borntolovefood Dec 4, 2012 10:50 AM

    How about some ginger soup? Ginger is a vasodilator and it enhances peripheral circulation.

    If you like it sweet, just boil many thick slices of fresh ginger root with water and then add brown sugar. If you like it savory, boil ginger slices in pork stock, season with salt and white pepper powder. Chicken stock, veal stock work also.

    After warming up your body with tasty ginger soup, cover yourself up with a good comforter and take a long nap. When you wake up, chances are your cold would be gone if you have caught it early enough.

    In the winter time, I have found it helpful to always wear scarf to keep the throat warm. Between this preventative measure and the early treatment plan of feeding myself hot ginger soup, it's been a while since I suffered from a bad cold last.

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      johnindabronx Dec 4, 2012 10:23 AM

      The hot and sour seafood soup at Pho Pasteur. One of my all time faves.
      Pho Pasteur (formerly New Pasteur)
      85 Baxter Street, New York, NY 10013

      1. shanagain Dec 4, 2012 07:20 AM

        My go-to (as long as my throat isn't too raw) is always Hot & Sour soup, the hotter the better.

        1. Cheese Boy Dec 3, 2012 09:40 PM

          You have to go Thai and get some Tom Yum Gai.

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          1. re: Cheese Boy
            Sluggo1407 Dec 4, 2012 07:05 AM

            That's also a great idea. It's somewhat spicy and will warm you up immediately.

          2. Sluggo1407 Dec 3, 2012 06:35 AM

            What you need is some good chicken soup (preferably from a Jewish deli). Go to grubhub.com and enter your address. You will find all the restaurants that deliver to you (negating the need to go out). Any restaurant that has soup most likely has chicken. I'm sure you can find it near where you live. Also, grubhub takes credit cards, so you don't need to have cash on hand.

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            1. re: Sluggo1407
              bobjbkln Dec 3, 2012 12:47 PM

              Try the Matzo ball soup at Mile End in Boerum Hill

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