Esau (the hunter) was selling his birth rights to Jacob for a bowl of a red lentil soup; can you imagine…it probably smelled really good.
Later in the story Jacob, with the help of his mother, tricked his father and Esau for the blessings. Well… I am not criticizing Jacob; he did what he needed to get what he wanted. What can I say; the guy had a vision…or was it his mom’s dream?
After reading Beth’s post in upper west side mom, I knew what I was making for dinner: Lentil stew/soup garnished with some story telling of Jacob and Esau. Check out her recipe for hot red lentil soup.
You can read the story of Jacob and Esau in the Torah (of course) genesis 25-29, you may also get jacob's story at wikipedia
Enjoy your dinnertali