It's the time of year for peas and broad beans. Alys Fowler tweeted the other day that she likes fava beans best out of all the broads - they are smaller than a modern bean, closer to their 'field bean' ancestors. They're what half the world grows and dries - knowing that our western obsession with eating everything green means there is nothing in the larder for winter. But of course you can eat them green - the ensuing twitterings made claims for their superior flavour and creaminess…
..and who am I to argue with the lovely Alys?
So Fowler may favour a fava,
but maybe I can out-nerd her on the history beans front?
would like to say that I individually taste tested them
- but I didn't, just mixed them up and ate them,
and they were good.