By Leah Kramer
In this week’s Thought of the Week, my mom (Leslie Kramer) wrote about Jacob and Esau, mentioning how the stew talked about in their story aids us, the current readers, in our connection to the story itself. Food does that- the sense of taste can provide passages for memories, cultures, stories and more. To honor the story of Jacob and Esau, this week we are sharing a lentil stew recipe with you all.
I am going to be honest- I am not a huge lentil stew girl myself, so I did not know exactly where to turn to find a recipe. And so, upon some ferocious googling, I stumbled on a recipe entitled, Best Lentil Soup, with a whopping 1807 reviews giving it a 4.7/5 star rating. The recipe looks and sounds delicious, and if 1807 people agree that it is in fact the best lentil soup recipe, I am just so inclined to believe it as well.
And so, this week, let us further our connection with Jacob and Esau and their story through the flavors of the Best Lentil Soup.