[Sca-cooks] Beans was Food and personality

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Wed Mar 5 13:42:57 PST 2008

Take a look at
Beans: A History by Ken Albala.* *It came out in the fall of 2007.*
*Contents include:
Preface, Acknowledgements and Note on Recipes
1. Introduction
2. Lentils - Fertile Crescent
3. Lupines - Europe and Andes
4. Favas - Europe
5. Peas, Chickpeas and other Peas, Cajanus (congo pea)
6. Oddballs
7. Mung and the Vignas - India
8. Black-eyed Peas - Africa, Soul Food
9. Phaseolus vulgaris - Mexico and the World
10. Limas and the lesser Phaseoli - Andes
11. Tepary beans - Native Americans
12. Soy - China, Japan and the World


Barbara Benson wrote:
> Based on that I realized that he was talking about black eyed peas not
> what we colloquially refer to as Chickpeas. And this is what got me to
> thinking, and this is what has been swimming around in my brain. Are a
> goodly number of European individuals are that the English colloquial
> term for black eyed peas is Chickpeas? What do the British call black
> eyed peas? Here in the US we use Chickpea and Garbanzo beans
> interchangeably, but does the rest of the world? snipped
> So, I finally got that out of my brain and out here where y'all can
> pick it to pieces.
> What do y'all think?

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