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Cooking Column: Ezogelin Soup

If you’ve ever wondered what the soup that Jacob bought Esau’s birthright with tasted like, then I’ve got just the recipe for you! The Bible describes it as a “red stew” or “lentil stew.” If you happen to be the youngest in your family, I suggest trying to buy the birthright from your eldest sibling with this mouthwatering soup (don’t actually do this, please). Crack your knuckles, grab your spoon, and let’s get cooking!



– 100 grams of red lentils

– 1 ¼ liter beef/chicken stock

– 1 onion, chopped

– 15 grams bulgur

– 1 tablespoon butter or oil

– 1 tablespoon tomato purée

– Pinch of allspice or mace

– 2 teaspoons dried mint

– Salt, black pepper

– Fresh mint to garnish



In the soup pan, soften the onion in butter. Then add the lentils, bulgur, tomato puree, stock, 1 teaspoon of mint, allspice, salt, and pepper. Cook on low heat, stirring from time to time, until the soup has reached the consistency of cream. Add the remaining mint and simmer for a few minutes. Feel free to double or triple the recipe depending on how much you want. Sprinkle with chopped fresh mint. Enjoy!


Feel free to ask questions in the comments about this recipe. Happy eating and Merry Christmas!


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  1. “Crack your knuckles.” *facedesk* LOL

  2. I’ve never heard of this before! Really interesting!