• Six ways with lentils: from vegetarian ragu to speedy dal

    9 days ago - By The Guardian

    Lentils are flexible, nutritional powerhouses - for around 18 cents per serve. Given their dazzling range, how do you pick the perfect pulse for your dish? In the wild Abruzzo region of Italy, a rare variety of lentil grows in steep, narrow plots on the slopes of the Gran Sasso mountains. Watered by snow-fed streams and hand harvested by elderly farmers, the Santo Stefano lentil is so venerated it has its own festival. In France, the du Puy lentil, a variety brought over by the Romans some 2,000 years ago and known as “the caviar of lentils”, has been given an appellation origin contrôlée...
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