Although longtime Philadelphia dining fixture Old Original Bookbinder's closed last year, the restaurant's popular chowders, soups and bisques are still made and can be found in markets along the East Coast. Now the company behind these products has introduced gluten-free New England Clam Chowder and Southwestern Clam & Corn Chowder under the Bookbinder's label. The semi-condensed soups will be available at retailers this summer in 10.5-ounce cans.
"We are extremely excited about these two new soups," explained Sean O'Neil, Bookbinder Specialties' Chief Soup Officer, in a statement. "There is a strong demand for great tasting, healthy, restaurant-quality food that can be easily prepared, and a growing need for individuals with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease," he said. "We adapted the recipe of two favorites to be gluten-free, with lower sodium, and no artificial additives, flavors or colorants." According to O'Neil, both soups will be available for online ordering by the end of June. Next month, the company plans to introduce more gluten-free soup varieties.
The Media, Pennsylvania-based Bookbinder Specialties Company sells soups and seasonings based on favorite recipes from the Old Original Bookbinder's restaurant, established in 1865 in Philadelphia's historic Old City.
Thanks to reader Bill Lucas, Chair of CSA's Southern New Jersey chapter, for additional information contained in this post.