Avram Shannon, “Pottage,” in Old Testament Cultural Insights, ed. Taylor Halverson (Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2022).
This word is somewhat obscure in modern English. In Hebrew it comes from a word that means “to boil,” so pottage essentially means soup. Genesis 25:34 makes it clear that the pottage Jacob made for his brother was a lentil soup, and verse 25:30 shows that the soup was made with red lentils.