Ginsberg's Last Soup

Weeks before Ginsberg died he had made fish chowder for some friends, which was discovered in his apartment after his death—in this New Yorker piece from 2001, it says “about the only trace of Ginsberg remaining on East Thirteenth Street was the leftover fish chowder.” At the time, the loft that housed the Allen Ginsberg Trust still contained two jars of the soup in the freezer—”Bob Rosenthal, Ginsberg’s secretary, says that he felt pangs of grief tossing out the poet’s dried beans and stale kasha, and just could not bring himself to throw out the soup.”

Here is his recipe for Summer Vegetarian Borscht.