[Sca-cooks] Old World beans (was: soooooo...)

Honour Horne-Jaruk jarukcomp at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 4 03:08:38 PST 2012

Respected friends:
> > --- On Fri, 2/3/12, you <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
> wrote:
> >> While most cultivated
> >> European beans were wiped out by the introduction
> of New
> >> World beans, there are several varieties that
> survived,
> >> including several common ones besides fava.
> > 
> >> Stefan
I replied:
> > Please list them! I joined in the days when "only Favas
> survive" was Gospel. If that's wrong I _so_ want the names
> of the others!
> > 
--- On Fri, 2/3/12, galefridus at optimum.net <galefridus at optimum.net> wrote:

> Many you already know about, you just
> don't know that you know. Here are a few from memory:
> Fava beans, Chickpeas, Mung beans, Cowpeas (or black-eyed peas)
> Grass peas, Lentils, Peas
> One of these days I'll get my wife to join this forum and
> hold forth on the list of beans that she found in the
> rabbinical literature, which she says is pretty lengthy and
> thoroughly lays to rest the SCA myth of " only favas and
> chickpeas are period!"
> -- Galefridus

Ah. these I already knew about, except "grass peas". I was hoping for more _European_ Broad Beans; AFAIK the only survivor of that specific class, once thousands strong, is the Fava.
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