This is the last lentil soup recipe you will ever need. Tarragon adds a wonderful peppery, licorice flavor that complements this soup like nobody’s business. Just try to keep leftovers of this soup stored in the fridge—you will find yourself going back for more all night. After three helpings, keep the lid on it to retain some sense of dignity.
Beverage pairing: Lazy Creek Gewürztraminer, California. A soup with lots of flavors needs a complex wine, and this litchi- and herb-packed white wine fits the bill. Dry, spicy, and smooth.