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How the French Changed the Way I Think About Lentils

And the one thing that’s missing from my recipe

French lentils in a bowl on a cloth napkin, next to a wooden spoon heaped with lentils.
Photo: Gaelle Marcel via Unsplash

I didn’t grow up cooking alongside my mother, a backwards chair scooched next to the stove, standing watch while she stirred a simmering pot.

Though my mom did most of the cooking, in those days, she was a registered nurse and didn’t have the time to linger over a…




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Caitlin Raux Gunther

Caitlin Raux Gunther

Caitlin is a writer for Bon Appétit, Food52, Travel + Leisure, Vogue Business & more.

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