Monday, January 3, 2011
It's hard for me to express the centrality of lentil soup to my diet, in fact and imagination. I've been making it since I started cooking for myself regularly, and I don't believe I've ever made (or tasted) a lentil soup I didn't like. This is because you can't mess it up; lentils adapt to their surroundings under almost any conditions. On any given day if I'm not eating lentil soup for lunch you can bet I'm vaguely wishing I were. Yesterday I made a pot of it with the last leftover duck carcass from Thanksgiving (frozen), an onion, a handful of carrots, and two pounds of lentils. Delicious.