Somewhere down the line I ended up trying it and found it to be surprisingly delicious! This recipe by Martha is my favorite so far. Lentils are up there on the economical eating scale, so we Murrays will be having our fair share this winter. When it's cold, this soup will warm you to your core. It's rustic and hearty. I add about six strips of cooked, crumbled bacon to this recipe, along with about 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease (add it when sauteeing the onions.) I also use an immersion blender, pulsing the soup just a few seconds to thicken it up.