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100 BOWLS // PRODUCER PROFILE

When Katharine Mardirosian was living with her mother-in-law in Romania, she was inspired by how every meal was cooked from scratch. The whole chicken was cooked down into broth and ingredients from a modest pantry were sliced and simmered into incredibly delicious soups. After tasting the nourishing flavors of from-scratch soups and wholesome broths, Katharine vowed never to go back to cooking with the dehydrated flavors found in boxed bouillon or cans. In 2009, Katharine founded 100 Bowls of Soup, an artisan soup and broth company with the mission to create flavorful and nourishing soups and broths with the practical and sustainable cooking methods that have been passed-down from generation to generation in kitchens across the world.

Each bowl begins with fresh, healthy, and locally sourced ingredients. 100 Bowls of Soup sources main ingredients from local and organic farms to create seasonally inspired soups and broths. On the menu are a selection of meat broths, including Beef, Bison, Chicken, and Turkey Bone Broth, and seasonal vegan soups. In the fall and winter months, the soup menu expands to include hearty meat stews, sauces, and chili. All 100 Bowls products are gluten free, dairy free, and low sodium. The recipes focus on hearty natural flavors from the ingredients themselves, using citrus and spices with little or often no added salt.

Available now with our Protein Bag is 100 Bowls Chicken Bone Broth, which is packaged in 28oz quart containers and frozen until ready to consume. The broth is made with pasture-raised chicken from Polyface Farm, Whiffletree Farm, or J&L Green Farm – all of which are partnering farms at 4P Foods. Katharine’s kitchen philosophy is to use the whole vegetable and the whole animal, (or in the example of chicken broth, the whole leftover parts consumers aren’t buying from the farm!). Enjoy 100 Bowls broth as a base to any soup, turning leftover veggies from your 4P Produce Bag into a quick and tasty, home-made meal.

Katharine’s Kitchen Tips for 100 Bowls Broths:

  • Heat and sip for nourishing warm beverage. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon juice, a fresh slice of ginger, cilantro leaves, or your favorite aromatic herbs.
  • Sautee with dark, hearty greens for added moisture and flavor.
  • Use in place of water when cooking grains.
  • Makes an excellent base for stews, sauces, and gravies.
  • Heat in pot as the base to any soup! Add leftover roasted roots or simmer with on-hand chopped veggies for a quick meal. Pro tip: Add noodles and top with soft boiled egg or sliced grass-fed beef, and top with your favorite ramen accents.

Bone broth will keep for six months in the freezer. Once defrosted, broth is best consumed within four to six days. 100 Bowls recommends refreezing extra broth within the four to six day period only. Currently in stock are 100 Bowls Chicken Bone Broth and soon we will introduce seasonal soups. Tell us what you think and what you would like to see more of!

100 Bowls kitchen is based in Herndon, Virginia. For more information, visit the website.

Pictures courtesy of 100 Bowls.

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