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A fresh, modern look at the diverse world of beans, chickpeas, lentils, pulses, and more--featuring 125 recipes for globally inspired vegetarian mains, snacks, soups, and desserts, from a James Beard Award-winning food writer

Beans are emerging from their hippie roots to be embraced for what they truly are: a delicious, versatile, and environmentally friendly form of
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Ten Speed Press
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Sharon Mensing
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Joe Yonan, food editor of the Washington Post, shares his love of beans in 125 often innovative recipes. These recipes include his own take on standards such as bean dips (Harissa-Roasted Carrot and White Bean Dip stands out), bean salads (updating the traditional Three Bean Salad), and bean soups (dals and fuls join a variety of chilis and baked beans). Hand foods (sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and tacos), casseroles, pasta, rice, drinks, and desserts round out the collection. He sometimes bases ...more
Kimberly
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cool Beans is the latest cookbook from Joe Yonan, the food and dining editor of The Washington Post and it is unlike any other cookbook I have encountered. It is filled with unique, sophisticated bean recipes with nary a ham hock in sight. Every recipe is vegan and the large majority are gluten free. For those recipes that aren't gluten free, it is merely because of a bun, crust, or pasta. All things for which gluten-free alternatives can easily be found. The book is broken up into the following ...more
Christine
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a great guide to beans. I have been vegetarian for over a decade and vegan for about 5 years. This cookbook has taught me more bean tricks (and debunked a few bean myths) than many years of googling and experimenting. Joe Yonan's comprehensive guide covers bean-centric dishes from all over the world and has inspired me to try new beans like canary beans, and cooked in new ways, like a deeply-browned skillet cake. Seriously, the Peruvian Beans and Rice (Tacu Tacu) recipe has added a ...more
Terry Pearson
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Ten Speed Press for this free copy of COOL BEANS by The Washington Post food editor, Joe Yonan.

If youre an old hippie / vegetarian like me, youve no doubt eaten ample beans -cooked every which way imaginable-in your life. But theyve never tasted this good!

One hundred and twenty-five vegetarian inspired (primarily bean) recipes adorn the pages of this cookbook. I say primarily because beans arent necessarily the featured ingredient in every recipe though they are the star.
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Tiffany
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful book. The photography of heirloom beans is gorgeous and the food pics even better. The book contains recipes for dips and snacks, salads, soups, stews and soupy sides, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, tacos and a pizza, casseroles, pasta, rice and hearty man courses, drinks and desert, nod condiments and other pantry recipes.

The writing is great, both interesting and informative. The recipes are varied, from almost ll continents. I started out with an easy recipe on a busy night,
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Margery Osborne
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I thought this was excellent especially the general ideas on how to cook various beans. Love the kombu idea! as far as individual recipes go, the book suffers from the same issue all these large 'survey' cookbooks do--such a broad range of recipes and 'classes' of recipes that the major sense you come away with is that beans can do anything. Good message but I would have preferred a focus on say a couple types of recipes, say soups and salads just for example, so i could have gained a ...more
Juli Anna
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This is a real gem. The recipes highlight the ubiquity of legumes in world cuisines, and offer a number of fresh, innovative ways to prepare them. (Lupini Bean Ceviche? Sign me up.) The substantial front matter also provides tons of general information on sourcing, cooking, and nutrition. This is what I would call a vegan-first cookbook; all recipes are vegan, with dairy options listed as substitutes for ingredients (for example, "vegan or dairy butter"), but the cookbook is not labeled as a ...more
Sara Brockunier
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I really liked this book! Never really sure how to use beans other than as a side dish or in soup. This book shows us so many different ways to look at beans. The recipes are delicious ... the photography beautiful and it for sure inspires. "Thanks for the free book,@tenspeedpress!"
Mary C
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
An absolutely gorgeous book! Written by someone who truly appreciates beans, full of good information... There is so much to learn!! One of my more enjoyable cookbook experiences, I know I will refer back to Cool Beans for years to come.
Carissa
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I love this cookbook. I love everything about this cookbook. I love references to some of my favorite chefs and food scientists being quotes or inspiring recipes. What few recipes I've already made I love very much. It seems like the perfect cookbook for bean lovers and bean wannabe lovers.
Donna
Feb 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Too many ingredients needed for many of the recipes, but good insights nevertheless
Nicole
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very thorough and interesting variety of recipes. Really really really want a second edition with more photos and a cheat sheet of all the restaurants and their dishes.
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Joe Yonan is the two-time James Beard Award-winning Food and Travel editor of The Washington Post and the author of Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One, which Serious Eats called a truly thoughtful, useful, and incredibly delicious book. He was born in Georgia and raised in Texas, moving to Boston after college to work in newspapers. He was a food writer and Travel section editor ...more

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