Beans can be curry, chili, stew, soup, or salad. They can start a meal or finish it in the guise of bread, appetizers, crepes, cake, ice cream, and even candy. Beans are chockfull of protein, fiber, vitamins, omega-3 fats, calcium, potassium, zinc, and more. They nourish the soil and have made their mark in fairy tales and folklore (good old Jack and his beanstalk!); and bean carbohydrates have been found to improve the stability of blood sugar levels in diabetics.
The monastic followers of Pythagorus thought humans traveled through the stems of bean plants to reach Hades, where they were transmogrified for their next lives—and don’t forget those notable Roman surnames: Cicero (chickpea), Fabius (fava), Piso (pea),
and Lentullus (lentil).
Bean by Bean is a beautiful book, filled with more than 175 recipes, as well as how to pick and preserve the little legumes. Crescent Dragonwagon rocks!
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