[Sca-cooks] cannellini beans

Sharon Palmer ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Sat Oct 8 19:07:19 PDT 2011

>Anyone know if these are period and what a good substitute may be?
>Thank you, De

Like all Phaseolus vulgaris, cannellini beans are New World and not period.

I don't think there really is a substitute, a recipe that calls for 
them would be out of period too.
Better to look for a recipe with garbanzos, black eyed peas, favas or 
one of the other old world beans


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