Chickpea and Lentil Soup
Harira is our favorite Moroccan soup, but we rarely have the hours it takes to simmer the lamb that's traditionally a part of it. With some trepidation, we developed this vegetarian version—and it knocked our socks off. Top each serving with a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkling of chopped dates for a real Moroccan feel. Slideshow: Vegetarian Soups
What a combination this dish and Gewürztraminer will make. The wine's full body will stand up to the soup, and the complex interplay of spices between the wine and soup will keep you fascinated. The wine can be from Washington or Alsace, but it should be dry.