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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Try a mirepoix of celery, carrot, onion plus a few slices of bacon all finely chopped. You can also add garlic if you wish. I don't add tomato - I find the flavor really rich without it, however, there are so many ways to make lentil soup. I just saw a recipe that uses both coconut milk and tomato with red lentils. It looks fantastic. See picture below:

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    2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
    1 medium onion, finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    1 2½-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
    1 tablespoon medium curry powder (such as S&B)

    ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    ¾ cup red lentils

    1 14.5-ounce can crushed tomatoes
    ½ cup finely chopped cilantro, plus leaves with tender stems for serving
    Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
    1 13.5-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk, shaken well
    https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cu...d-coconut-soup

    This is how I like my lentil soup to look, no tomatoes, Italian lentil soup mostly all recipes have tomato in it, I like thick lentil soup with onion carrots and scarole comes out brownish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Try a mirepoix of celery, carrot, onion plus a few slices of bacon all finely chopped. You can also add garlic if you wish. I don't add tomato - I find the flavor really rich without it, however, there are so many ways to make lentil soup. I just saw a recipe that uses both coconut milk and tomato with red lentils. It looks fantastic. See picture below:

    Attachment 25010

    2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
    1 medium onion, finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    1 2½-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
    1 tablespoon medium curry powder (such as S&B)

    ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    ¾ cup red lentils

    1 14.5-ounce can crushed tomatoes
    ½ cup finely chopped cilantro, plus leaves with tender stems for serving
    Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
    1 13.5-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk, shaken well
    https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cu...d-coconut-soup
    Looks excellent.
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    I haven't listed things that I don't like yet.

    I don't really like fish other than white fishes. Although once I did have salmon that was very good.

    I really don't like cow kidney. I was in Germany once waiting for a train. Went into a very nice German restaurant - I can read some German (and French, Italian and Spanish) - enough to know what is beef, lamb, chicken, pork, or horse (they eat horse in France). But I don't know enough to always know specifics. So I ordered the beef whatever. It was kidney. Most nasty thing that I ever had. It had a pungent taste to it that I can only describe as uric acid. I could only choke down about half of it, with lots of dark German beer to chase it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    This is how I like my lentil soup to look, no tomatoes, Italian lentil soup mostly all recipes have tomato in it, I like thick lentil soup with onion carrots and scarole comes out brownish.

    That looks good. I too don't put tomatoes in my lentil soup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I haven't listed things that I don't like yet.

    I don't really like fish other than white fishes. Although once I did have salmon that was very good.

    I really don't like cow kidney. I was in Germany once waiting for a train. Went into a very nice German restaurant - I can read some German (and French, Italian and Spanish) - enough to know what is beef, lamb, chicken, pork, or horse (they eat horse in France). But I don't know enough to always know specifics. So I ordered the beef whatever. It was kidney. Most nasty thing that I ever had. It had a pungent taste to it that I can only describe as uric acid. I could only choke down about half of it, with lots of dark German beer to chase it down.

    When I was young and drunk my girlfriend's redneck uncle fed us something he claimed was cow brain. It was OK, but then again is there anything a drunk 19 year old won't eat? LOL I never believed that it was actually cow brains through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    When I was young and drunk my girlfriend's redneck uncle fed us something he claimed was cow brain. It was OK, but then again is there anything a drunk 19 year old won't eat? LOL I never believed that it was actually cow brains through.
    What did it look like? Assuming it wasn't diced up there is no mistaking it. I have seen people eat sheep's brain. I have not. There is a French Bistro across the street from Ford's Theater that serves it. They also serve escargot. I get that every-time that I go there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    What did it look like? Assuming it wasn't diced up there is no mistaking it. I have seen people eat sheep's brain. I have not. There is a French Bistro across the street from Ford's Theater that serves it. They also serve escargot. I get that every-time that I go there.
    Well it was a long time ago but it didn't look like anything familiar. But if this guy served me and my honey cow brains it would have been from his own cow he'd had to put down. LOL. If I remember right it was sliced and in one piece but without a hard consistency.
    BTW, you have now made me hungry for dead snail! That $#@! is good! I'm guessing that my garden snails would not be the same. But if it weren't for the prospect of parasites I'd probably try them. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Well it was a long time ago but it didn't look like anything familiar. But if this guy served me and my honey cow brains it would have been from his own cow he'd had to put down. LOL. If I remember right it was sliced and in one piece but without a hard consistency.
    BTW, you have now made me hungry for dead snail! That $#@! is good! I'm guessing that my garden snails would not be the same. But if it weren't for the prospect of parasites I'd probably try them. LOL
    They could be the right variety of snail - you would have to check on what varieties live in your area. The typical kind people eat in Europe are actually common garden snails in France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    They could be the right variety of snail - you would have to check on what varieties live in your area. The typical kind people eat in Europe are actually common garden snails in France.
    https://www.grit.com/farm-and-garden...t-ze0z1211zsch
    https://www.motherearthnews.com/real...t-zmaz93jjztak
    Thanks. But I've watched one too many episodes of "Monsters Inside Me". LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Thanks. But I've watched one too many episodes of "Monsters Inside Me". LOL
    Meh, I wouldn't eat any of them.
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