[Sca-cooks] A Bean is a bean

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Fri Jan 27 17:38:20 PST 2012

Trader Joes carries them.

If it's a 16th century recipe, it might be also be a New World Bean.  
Baroness Helewyse wrote about the use of new world beans in Italian  
cookery in this article
A time for change : new world foods in old world menus.  discussing  
the spread and use of various new world foods (squash, beans, turkey,  
corn) and the lack of spread of the tomato into 16th century Italy. http://www.medievalcookery.com/helewyse/


On Jan 27, 2012, at 8:18 PM, Ian Kusz wrote:

> ah, thanks.....darn it, where can i find fava beans?

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