I can’t remember the circumstances surrounding the first time Kirk made me his lentil soup. (Was I sick? Was it a weekday? A special occasion? A first course? An entrée?) What I can remember is sitting at the dining table in his old apartment, absolutely floored by the realization something as simple as lentil soup could be so incredibly delicious. This lentil soup is creamy, but has no dairy. It’s flavor is complicated, but it’s a simple combination of lentils, onion and stock.
As I savored each spoonful, I realized this is the “red stuff” for which Esau gave up his birthright to Jacob. So, maybe Esau was famished from his hunt, but only a bowl this amazing could redefine the future of Israel. Read More