This is a lentil soup that defies expectations of what lentil soup can be. It is light, spicy and a bold red color (no murky brown here): a revelatory dish that takes less than an hour to make. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)
Writers, rock stars and eccentrics flocked to Tangier's cafés in the first half of the century. Cliffside Café Hafa, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar, was a favorite hangout of Tangier's most famous expat, Beat writer Paul Bowles.