I am all for getting creative in the kitchen, but sometimes, you just don't want to mess around with a classic. Take chicken soup. Whether you call it "goldene yoich" (golden broth in Yiddish), "Jewish Penicillin," or just plain old soup, not much can top the basic, soul-satisfying combination of tender chicken, carrots, celery, and onions swimming in soothing broth.
But you can bring a touch (just a touch!) of something new to the classics, like with these savory, intensely delicious shallot-shiitake matzo balls.