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Beans: a history

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Whether refried, baked, falafelled, or complementing a nice Chianti, the humble bean has long been a part of gourmet and everyday food culture around the globe. As Ken Albala shows, though, over its history the bean has enjoyed more controversy than its current ubiquity lets on. From the bean's status as seat of the soul (at least, that's what Pythagoras thought) to seed of sin (or so said St. Jerome, who forbade nuns to eat beans because they "tickle the genitals"),Beans is a ripping tale of a truly magical fruit.

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table_of_contents Lentils: fertile crescent -- Lupines: Europe and Andes -- Fava beans: Europe -- Peas, chickpeas and pigeon peas -- Oddballs and villains -- Mung and the Vignas: India -- Black-eyed peas: Africa, soul food -- Phaseolus vulgaris: Mexico and the world -- Limas and the lesser phaseoli: Andes -- Tepary beans: native Americans -- Soy: China, Japan and the world.
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