My sister Cassie and I visited Paris this past Spring, and by the time we’d gotten from Charles de Gaulle to our hotel in Montmartre and thrown our bags in our room, we were starving. We struck out looking for someplace that would satisfy both me and my vegetarian sister, and found this little corner restaurant with arborite tables and a friendly atmosphere and some vegetarian options on the menu. The waiters were super-nice (as was almost everyone in Paris), complimenting my pathetic attempts at speaking French, and my meal completely floored me. I love lentils in just about every way they can be served, and something about the lentil-fennel combo strikes me a terrifically decadent. On the one hand, this dish is so cheap and easy to make, real comfort food, and on the other, it has this flavour and richness that makes me feel like I’m eating something indulgent. And it’s quick, and taste good cold, so leftovers make an excellent lunch the next day.