However you do it, chicken soup is the bomb - and, yes, it's okay to slurp. In some cultures, actually, slurping is regarded as a compliment to the host, a sign of really enjoying the food.
I'd rather my enjoy my food than be polite. Of course, in a restaurant I'd slurp very quietly and delicately, whereas at home I'll slurp myself silly.
I made a big pot of chicken soup today, some for us, some for the freezer, making it great to take away with you when traveling. It's as easy as you please and I mean that literally. Please yourself. You can fuss around with specific recipes, ingredients and measurements or you can simply toss the following into a big pot of cold water: chicken (anything with bone, like carcass, wings, maryland - the bonier the better for flavour); root veggies (like onions, which are important, carrot, celery, turnip, parsnip or whatever you have on hand); salt, pepper, bay leaves; and a bunch of herbs from the garden.
Bring to the boil and simmer for at least two hours. Check the seasoning at the end and add a huge handful of fresh parsley to lift it to exhilarating heights.
Then strain out all the bits and cook some of the broth with some small noodles or rice. (A sprinkle of parmesan is optional, but good.) Eat and enjoy.
As for the chicken, don't toss it for God's sake, even if it's the carcass. It's the best part.
If you think slurping soup is good, you should try sucking the bones.
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller
Because Food Sans Story is Bland