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Signature Dish: Dan Skwire’s chicken soup with matzo balls

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    Dan Skwire of Portland makes chicken soup with matzo balls every year for Passover, in memory of his grandmother.

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    A young Dan Skwire with his grandmother Ida Skwire.

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    Skwire adds large pieces of cut chicken to the pot.

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    Root vegetables and herbs tied with white thread simmer in the pot to add flavor.

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    Skwire works in his kitchen at his West End home in Portland.

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    Skwire pairs the soup with a salad made with sautéed onions and hard-boiled eggs.

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    The finished product sits plated and ready to be eaten.

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