Kate Thornberry’s review of Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin
["Everything but the Elves
," Food, Dec. 5] notes that Kenny was Jerry Seinfield’s inspiration for the character of the "Soup Nazi." This is incorrect. While Shopsin is a well known NYC eccentric, Seinfeld based his character on Al Yeganeh, also known locally as "the Soup Man" though never by the offensive "Soup Nazi" tag.