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What's your go-to book for dried beans , and similar ?


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8 minutes ago, rotuts said:

what is your go to ref for:

 

Beans ( usually dried ) and other 

 

dried legumes ?

 

many thanks .

 

 

 

Time Life Dried Beans and Grains.

 

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I can't say it's a 'go to' book particularly, but I do own it: Full of Beans.  Violet Currie & Kay Spicer.  1993.  Sponsored by the Ontario Colour Bean Growers Association.  Published in co-operation with the Canadian Celiac Association. 

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We have Bean By Bean, mentioned earlier

We also have two oldies but goodies (at least some people think so):

The Brilliant Bean (eG-friendly Amazon.com link) 

The Instant Bean (eG-friendly Amazon.com link)

And one newer one: The Better Bean Cookbook (eG-friendly Amazon.com link) 

 

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I like the various Rancho Gordo books quite a lot. A couple others that have not be mentioned yet are:

 

Cool Beans by Joe Yonan (eG-friendly Amazon.com link)

 

Grist by Abra Berens (eG-friendly Amazon.com link)

 

Both of these are fairly new and probably can be found in public libraries.

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As a post script… the Rancho Gordo website has a lot of great recipes as well!

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"Bean by Bean" is my go-to.  Those recipes are so reliably delicious that I follow them -- the meatist variation, when offered -- 100% of the time.  

 

The Time-Life Bean book from the series is the first one I ever looked at, in the kitchen of a vacation rental in Ocean Grove, NJ.  Seriously -- I brought it to the beach with me. 

 

It was so wonderful that it (along with some subsequent research here) induced me to buy the whole series off of ebay the following week. 

 

No regrets.  

 

I've given "Grist" as a gift, and I like the author's voice.  But I haven't cooked from the book.  

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