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Dec 28, 2011 12:01 PM

Pumpkin/Lentil Lamb Curry Soup Duo?

Having people over for a soup night this evening. I have prepared a pumpkin soup and a lentil lamb curry soup. I started thinking that these flavors may pair nicely and thought about giving people the choice of either soup or a combo. I have a cookbook that shows two soups served in one bowl and wonder if that might work. Thoughts on the flavor combo and/or the technique needed to serve them a a duo in one bowl? Thanks.

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  1. Save some of the lentil soup for New Year's Eve. The Italians eat lentil dishes on that eve for good luck and a prosperous new year. Goodness knows we can use a prosperous new year. The lentils represent coins.

    My thought is for you to a little of each soup to a bowl, stir and taste it. If you like the taste, serve it that way. Otherwise serve them separately. That's my scientific method. Did I mention that I was a professional statistician in my other life before retirement. My job was to plan experiments for the pharmaceutical company that employed me, and to analyze the results.

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    1. re: ChiliDude

      Well, that would be the logical solution :) However, if anyone has any experience with soup duos, I'd love to year about the techniques of plating.
      Interesting tidbit about the lentils. I will remember that. I am Southern and always eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for luck. Between the lentils on NYE and the black-eyed peas I should be covered for 2012 (hopefully). Happy New Year to you.

      1. re: Honey Bee

        And all this time, I'm 75, I thought the wonderful people down South ate Hoppin' John on New Year's Day. I know that black-eyed peas (field beans) is one of the 2 main ingredients, the other being rice. Also know that there are variations of other ingredients that are sometimes included.

        Felice Anno Nuovo (Happy New Year in the language of my wife's ancestors) a te e sua famiglia.