Nina George’s bestseller “The Lavender Room” inspired Jan to create a Provençal soup – a perfect winter meal. The reading material in this episode is varied: a book on artificial languages, a literary travel guide, an introduction to the works of Marcel Proust, and a love letter to England.
Books in this series
- Anne Weber: “Annette, A Heroine Epic” (Mathes and Seitz)
- Nelle Polatschek: “Dear Oxbridge: A Love Letter to England” (Galliani-Berlin)
- Clemens J. Seitz: “The Bee and the Invisible” (Suhrkamp)
- Nina George: “The Lavender Room” (Naur)
- Christophe Ransmeyer: “Atlas of an anxious man” (S. Fisher)
- Alain de Botton: “How Praust Can Change Your Life” (S. Fisher)
- Jochen Schmidt: “Schmidt Reads Proust” (Volland and Quist Verlag)
- Tip from Nina George: By “The Friend”. Sigrid NunezFrom the American by Annette Grubb (Aufbau Verlag).
Marcel Proust notes online
The RBB Podcast: “Reading Marcel Proust.”In search of lost time“
And Proust’s entire mammoth project can be found here.
Soup au pistachio recipe from “Lavender Room”.
Ingredients for 4 people:
- 1 dose White bean kernels
- 200 grams the carrot
- 250 grams zucchini
- 1 rod Pori
- 500 grams potatoes
- 1 onion
- 4 tomato
- 200 grams green beans
- Your 2-4 Zweige Rosemary
For the herb paste:
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- ½ teaspoon thick salt
- 3-4 pots mint
- 50 grams fresher Cheese made in Parma
- 5 d olive oil
Cut vegetables into slices, rings and cubes. Drain the tomatoes in hot water, peel them and cut them into pieces. Heat oil in a large saucepan, add vegetables and herbs and fry for 10 minutes on low heat. Salt.
Add the beans and 1 ½ to 2 liters of water and simmer covered for 30-45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
For the herb paste, peel the garlic, chop it in a blender with salt, basil leaves and parmesan. Stir in olive oil.
Pour some of the paste into a soup bowl, then fill it with soup. Bon appetit!
He knelt before him and fed him Provençal pistachios; She went with the dish by spooning the garlic-basil-almond paste directly into the cup and poured the clear, hearty vegetable soup over it. He smiled at her between sips. […] And the spoon. And the spoon. And… right… on the spoon.
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