a Moroccan woman made soup like this,
in Mediterranean climes
stirred spices into her pot
(here mirroring Autumn leaves)
cinnamon red and saffron gold
yellow split peas and pumpkin,
symbols of success, simmering,
signaling the turning of seasons
tasting sweetly of tradition
This is a quadrille for dVerse. Mish asked us to use the word spice—or some form of it.
I make this soup every year for Rosh Hashanah—though we’re having it a bit late this year. It’s based on a recipe from Claudia Roden, a Moroccan soup. Mine is vegetarian and spicier. The golden color is supposed to symbolize a prosperous new year. The photo is from last year’s dinner.