Jenise wrote:The last time I ordered from Penzey's, I decided to try their chicken soup base.
Well, what a rip. Take Knorr chicken boullion, water-moisten it to the thickness of a pomade and add a little oil for viscosity--and that's the Penzey's chicken soup base. This is artificial chicken flavoring, not the real thing.
I believe others here have spoken well of soup bases in the past. Is yours any closer to tasting of the real deal, and if so what brand do you use?
Jenise wrote:Robin, Miners is the name I was trying to think of. I've never seen those out here, btw.
Chef Carey, thanks for the recco. I've just placed an order.
John T--totally agreed about the greatness of fresh, it's just that I cook so much that I go through what I make myself quickly, and I live so far out of town I kind of need some backups for emergencies. I have no problem using canned broth at such times, but I don't always need a whole can, and I was lured by the potential efficiency and compactness of a small jar of base to bolster highly seasoned soups and sauces. I'm going to try the brand that Chef Carey recommended.