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Dinner Tonight: Lentil and Bacon Soup

I thought I had picked this recipe out specifically for the lentils, an ingredient I really wanted to learn more about. But who was I kidding? The real star in this show is the bacon, and there is a lot of it in here. Between the bits that stew in the pot and the crispy strips sprinkled on at the end its a bacon lovers dream. Everything else in the recipe is just there trying to suck up a little of the bacon essence.

This dead simple simple recipe comes from a chef not exactly known for that cooking style. Charlie Trotter is a big deal here in Chicago, and this recipe from his Charlie Trotter Cooks at Home seems miles away from his multi-course feasts at his eponymous restaurant. But it certainly works for me. And anyone who likes bacon should enjoy this.

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