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The Bean Bible: A Legumaniac's Guide To Lentils, Peas, And Every Edible Bean On The Planet!

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Earthy, elegant, affordable, and nourishing, the virtuous legume gets star billing in this comprehensive bean primer written by chef, consultant and food writer Aliza Green. More than 200 delectable recipes-gathered from Green's travels and from famous chefs and restaurants-are accompanied by essential information on bean varieties, cooking methods, and equipment.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 7th 2000 by Running Press (first published 2000)
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Elie
Jun 19, 2013 Elie rated it it was amazing
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A very complete look at how to cook beans.
There are a few typical recipes like baked beans made with ketchup and mustard, but then followed by a fancier version. I consider most of these dishes an adventure to a far off land.
Each recipe includes about 1 or 2 ingredients that I have never heard of, which I haven't had problems skipping. In addition, I have been introduced to many new spices.
Included in the book are many heirloom beans or beans only available to the home gardener (at least where I
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Beth
Jul 08, 2012 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tons of detailed info on preparing storing and different cooking methods for every kind of bean you can imagine. I've always thought I should eat more beans, but didn't know what to do with them. There are a wide range if recipes, some relatively simple like lentils with hot dogs, and others more complicated, like Ravioli with spring greens filling and creamy white bean and sage sauce.
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Mar 05, 2007 Jen rated it liked it
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Well, I kinda just get a kick out of the title...but this has some good recipes for some savory oven-cooked beans, and helpful cooking times etc. She tries to go into desserts etc, but mostly I just use it for variations on standard boiled black beans. Recipes are marked vegetarian or not.
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