Beans: A History

Beans: A History

Ken Albala


Whether refried, baked, falafelled, or complementing a pleasant Chianti, the standard bean has lengthy been part of connoisseur and daily nutrition tradition worldwide. As Ken Albala indicates, even though, over its heritage the bean has loved extra controversy than its present ubiquity shall we on. From the bean's prestige as seat of the soul (at least, that is what Pythagoras notion) to seed of sin (or so acknowledged St. Jerome, who forbade nuns to devour beans simply because they "tickle the genitals"), Beans is a ripping story of a really magical fruit.

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