For summer bean salad, bean sides, baked beans… OTHER USES pasta e fagioli > https://www.saveur.com/pasta-e-fagioli-bean-recipe/ https://www.ranchogordo.com/blogs/recipes/white-bean-celery-and-radish-salad https://www.ranchogordo.com/blogs/recipes/scarlet-runner-salad? https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12766-abuelo-pelaezs-frijoles-negros-black-beans 20th anniversary of Rancho Gordo, america’s most dedicated purveyor of heirloom beans. Steve You know you’ve gone from casual cook to bean freak when you find you are interested in whether or not to soak beans. Like […]

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[1] A summer cassoulet made with corn and summer squash. The recipe is below (both photos © Rancho Gordo). [2] Tarbais beans are perfect for cassoulets—so much so that Rancho Gordo calls them “cassoulet beans.” Get them at RanchoGordo.com. [3] In attractive packages, Rancho Gordo beans are welcome gifts for your favorite cooks. [4] Use […]

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Summer beans like green beans, yellow wax beans and specialty beans like purple green beans and romanos, are some of the best veggies to grill. Yet, few people think of them for grilling—perhaps because they seem like they’d fall through the grill. They will: But a grill basket, grill pan or aluminum foil packet is […]

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[1] Canned baked beans can’t compare to the homemade version (recipe and photo © DeLallo). [2] In New England and elsewhere in the U.S., beans were baked in a dedicated beanpot (photo © Five Rings | Wikipedia).   Sorry, Bush’s, but commercial baked beans are a sorry lot. They should be called “candied beans” for […]

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[1] A hearty dish of cassoulet. Here’s the recipe from The New York Times. [2] This “pared down” cassoulet takes just one hour! Here’s the recipe from The View From Great Island. [3] The original cassoulet pot shape, with slanted sides. It is the source of the word “casserole.” Here’s the detailed history of cassoulet. […]

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[1] For single portions or a fun family approach, pack salads into mason jars—not big ones, since the fork has to reach the bottom! (photo California Avocados). [3] Spinach and bacon layered salad layered with peas, red bell pepper and cheddar, with ranch dressing (photo courtesy Kraft). [3] Classic layered salad with blue cheese dressing. […]

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