Sunday, March 29, 2009

Beans, Beans the Magical Fruit

Will I in fact do anything the food section of the NYT Sunday Magazine tells me to? All signs point to "yes." Today I ordered five different kinds of heirloom beans from a grower in Napa Valley for no better reason than the NYTSM made it seem like a good idea. More than that: I became instantly certain that beans are my future, my new staple of choice, the Answer to Everything. Never mind that I'm the only one in my family who likes beans, that I've had them before, that they are in fact just *beans*. The food section of the NYTSM has spoken; I have obeyed.


Anonymous said...

So we just had a conversation around the dinner table about where our USA beans are grown -- the lentils, pintos, navies, favas and the split peas (are these bean?). Are the heirlooms you are buying dried? Can you cook beans in a tajine?
Your readers demand a report on new bean enthusiasm.

badmomgoodmom said...

Ooh, which grower in Napa?

I am planning a trip up the coast running through San Mateo-San Francisco-Marin-Sonoma-Napa-Mendocino counties.

Heather said...

I got them from Rancho Gordo ( and though I haven't tried them yet, they sure couldn't be prettier. Enjoy your trip!