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Dimensions:
197 × 120 mm
128 pages
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781789142044
Illustrations:
52 illustrations, 47 in colour
Published:
13 Apr 2020
Series:
Edible
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Beans A Global History Natalie Rachel Morris

Beans are considered a basic staple in most kitchen cupboards, yet these humble foodstuffs have a very long history: there is evidence that beans have been eaten for 9,000 years. Whether dried, frozen or canned, beans have substantial nutritional and environmental benefits, and can easily be made into a wholesome, satisfying meal. From garbanzos to lentils, and from favas to soybeans, Beans: A Global History narrates the rich story of these small yet mighty edibles.

Featuring historic and modern recipes that celebrate the wide variety of bean cuisines, this book chimes with the modern trend for healthy eating, and takes readers on a vivid journey through the gastronomical, botanical, cultural and political history of beans.

‘Natalie Morris has condensed an incredible amount of bean information and history into one book. I want to both read several hundred more pages and get a pot simmering.’ — Carey Polis, Digital Director, Bon Appétit


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Natalie Rachel Morris is a food systems instructor, food and culture scholar and trained culinarian. She is the founder of the award-winning farm and food directory Good Food Finder and works at Arizona State University. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Introduction
1 Bean Botany
2 Bean Beginnings
3 Bean Cultures
4 The Lore and Literature of a Bean
5 Bean Cuisines
6 The Bean of Tomorrow
Recipes
References
Select Bibliography
Websites and Associations
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index