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Beyond chicken soup: Six Jewish chefs cooking for a cause

November 06, 2012|By Russ Parsons
  • Chicken soup at Project Chicken Soup
Chicken soup at Project Chicken Soup (Project Chicken Soup )

Six of Los Angeles' most prominent Jewish chefs are banding together to cook brunch for the first Project Chicken Soup awards ceremony Sunday at Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd.

The brunch is a tribute to Mollie Pier, co-founder of Project Chicken Soup. A longtime educator in the Los Angeles school system, Pier became an early supporter of Parents, Families and Friends of Gays and Lesbians after her son Nathaniel came out of the closet.

He went on to become one of the first doctors treating people with AIDS, and after his death, Pier founded Project Chicken Soup, a volunteer organization that delivers free kosher meals to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses.

The brunch menu includes Alex Reznick’s pickled herring and smoked whitefish, Evan Kleiman’s parsley frittata with breadcrumbs, Susan Feniger’s chilled Asian noodles with deviled egg and sriracha sauce, Akasha Richmond’s kale Caesar salad with olive oil croutons and Parmesan, Eric Greenspan’s potato and apple kugel with garlic horseradish crust and Suzanne Tracht’s roasted autumn vegetables.

There will also be entertainment by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. Tickets start at $125 and can be purchased at


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