Saturday 23 July 2011

Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Lentil Soup (Fakes)
from à la grecque: our Greek table, Pam Talimanidis, Hardie Grant Books, 2009.

Yet another lentil soup. This time it’s a Greek one. So far I have not been disappointed with any of the lentil soups I have tried. I was happy to try another one.

À la grecque is a restaurant in Victoria. According to the introduction to the cookery book named after it, it was planned to serve simple, homely food at a family style restaurant. Greek cooking was the inspiration for the type of food on the menu. The cookery book is a compilation of many of the recipes. There’s not a lot of vegetarian items in the book but those that are there look as though they are worth trying.

The soup is a simple one to make. Put all the ingredients into a pot and cook them. When done, cumin and seasonings are added together with olive oil. The soup is then boiled on high to emulsify the oil. Spinach is added and stirred in.

It is served with a crusty bread together with feta and olives. This is a really tasty hearty soup that went down very well in the particularly cold weather we are having at the moment.

Taste: ✔✔✔✔
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔

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