A Cup of Healing Broth
Jane Pauley, Barry Petersen, Martha Teichner
Jan. 10, 2018
<Show: CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING>
<Date: January 7, 2018>
<Head: A Cup of Healing Broth>
<Sect: News; Domestic>
<Byline: Jane Pauley, Barry Petersen, Martha Teichner>
<High: Vivian Howard, a chef who left the New York City restaurant scene to
return home to North Carolina where she now owns three restaurants.>
<Spec: Vivian Howard; New York City; North Carolina; Spice Market; Gray
Kunz; China; Tunde Wey; Nigerians; Potlikker; Barolo; Elvis Presley;
Charles Osgood; Newseum; Washington; The Power Shift Summit; Critics`
Choice Awards; Santa Monica, California; Olivia Munn; President Trump;
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; Washington; NFL; CIA; "Fire
and Fury"; Trump White House>
JANE PAULEY: Introducing our newest contributor--
VIVIAN HOWARD: Before you cook them, I would top them.
JANE PAULEY: --Vivian Howard, a chef who left the New York City restaurant scene to return home to North Carolina where she now owns three restaurants.
And did we mention that Vivian was an intern here at SUNDAY MORNING back in 1999? This morning she has a message that`s perfect for the season.
VIVIAN HOWARD: Every culture seems to have a broth with healing powers. I never thought about it much before, but there`s this "bone broth" craze sweeping America that`s forced me to look closer at the slow-stewed liquids we believe do more than just fill our bellies.
Bone broth is made by simmering bones for a long, long, long time. It has a health-obsessed cult following. They believe that drinking it cures arthritis, boosts immunity, and helps you lose weight.
I`m not a bone broth disciple. I believe it`s actually stock, and stock is the foundation for many of the world`s most iconic dishes. So we`ve been eating, drinking and slurping something incredibly similar to bone broth for basically ever. This trend, and the fact that someone shoves a bowl of chicken soup in your face every time you catch a cold suggests, though, that there is something to this idea that broths can heal.
When I cooked at Spice Market, a New York restaurant dedicated to Asian street food, we made soup with black chickens, ginseng and red dates. Chef Gray Kunz told me it was a curative tradition from China, a tonic that addressed fatigue, osteoporosis and hair loss. But when I was tired at the end of a long shift with a pot of that soup nearby, I still chose the samosas or chicken wings for fuel. When my husband, Ben, who`s Jewish, feels a cough coming on, he laments that we live in Eastern North Carolina and there`s no matzo ball soup to be found. I guess I could make some, but I`m sure my matzo balls would be dense and disappointing. And although I`ve never had it, I`ve read Chef Tunde Wey`s account of Nigerian pepper soup made with goat broth, negro peppers and agbo, or herbs soaked in water. Nigerians believe the soup treats things like malaria, typhoid, and the measles. Needless to say, I hope I never have to stew a pot of that.
I`m a connect-the-dotter, so, naturally, I wanted to find the dot that is my culture`s magic broth. What I uncovered is so obvious, it`s embarrassing. Potlikker, the vitamin-rich broth left over from slow stewing a pot of greens with smoked pork, is liquid gold in the American South. My mom drinks it from a tea cup with the same attention I might sip a glass of fine Barolo. She says it`s the healthiest and the tastiest part of the greens pot. The potlikker is where all the good stuff goes while the greens boil toward soft oblivion. Nobody in my family wastes a drop of the murky liquid. Instead of multi-vitamins, we sop it, slurp it or drink it for its ability to nourish and satisfy. Potlikker heals, I`m sure of it. In fact, it`s probably the next bone broth.
JANE PAULEY: Here`s a look at the week ahead on our SUNDAY MORNING Calendar: Monday marks the eighty-third anniversary of the birth of Elvis Presley, and also happens to be the eighty-fifth birthday of our anchor emeritus Charles Osgood. Happy Birthday, Charlie. On Tuesday, the Newseum in Washington sponsors The Power Shift Summit on sexual misconduct in newsrooms. Wednesday is day one for the Potato Expo in Orlando, a three-day conference and trade show that`s all about the potato, or po-tah-to, if you prefer. Thursday sees the twenty-third annual Critics` Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, hosted by actress Olivia Munn, honoring the best in movies and television. On Friday, President Trump is scheduled to undergo a full physical examination at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington. And Saturday kicks off the NFL divisional playoffs.
Now we go to John Dickerson in Washington for a look at what`s ahead on FACE THE NATION. Good morning, John.
JOHN DICKERSON: Good morning, Jane. We`re going to talk to the director of the CIA today and we`re also going to try to figure out what to make of "Fire and Fury" that book with behind the scenes accounts of the Trump White House.
JANE PAULEY: All right. John Dickerson, thank you. And next week here on SUNDAY MORNING--
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JANE PAULEY: We leave you this SUNDAY MORNING outside Erie, Pennsylvania, where birds of a feather are riding out the storm.
I`m Jane Pauley. Please join us when our trumpet sounds again next SUNDAY MORNING.
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