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Bean by Bean: A Cookbook: More Than 175 Recipes for Fresh Beans, Dried Beans, Cool Beans, Hot Beans, Savory Beans, Even Sweet Beans! By Crescent Dragonwagon,

  • Title: Bean by Bean: A Cookbook: More Than 175 Recipes for Fresh Beans, Dried Beans, Cool Beans, Hot Beans, Savory Beans, Even Sweet Beans!
  • Author: Crescent Dragonwagon
  • ISBN: 9780761168706
  • Page: 169
  • Format: ebook
  • Has there ever been a generous ingredient than the bean Down home, yet haute, soul satisfyingly hearty, valued, versatile deeply delectable, healthful, and inexpensive to boot, there s nothing a bean can t do and nothing that Crescent Dragonwagon can t do with beans From old friends like chickpeas and pintos to rediscovered heirloom beans like rattlesnake beans aHas there ever been a generous ingredient than the bean Down home, yet haute, soul satisfyingly hearty, valued, versatile deeply delectable, healthful, and inexpensive to boot, there s nothing a bean can t do and nothing that Crescent Dragonwagon can t do with beans From old friends like chickpeas and pintos to rediscovered heirloom beans like rattlesnake beans and teparies, from green beans and fresh shell beans to peanuts, lentils, and peas, Bean by Bean is the definitive cookbook on beans It s a 175 plus recipe cornucopia overflowing with information, kitchen wisdom, lore, anecdotes, and a zest for good food and good times.Consider the lentil, to take one example Discover it first in a delicious slather, Lentil Tapenade Then in half a dozen soups, including Sahadi s Lebanese Lentil Soup with Spinach, Kerala Style Dahl, and Crescent s Very, Very Best Lentil, Mushroom Barley Soup It then turns up in Marinated Lentils De Puy with Greens, Baked Beets, Oranges Walnuts Plus there s Jamaica Jerk Style Lentil Vegetable Patties, Ethiopian Lentil Stew, and Lentil Celeriac Skillet Sauce Do the same for black beans from Tex Mex Frijoles Dip to Feijoada Vegetariana to Maya s Magic Black Beans with Eggplant Royal Rice Or shell beans Newly Minted Puree of Fresh Favas, Baked Limas with Rosy Sour Cream, Edamame in a Pod And on and on from starters and soups to dozens of entrees Even desserts Peanut Butter Cup Brownies and Red Bean Ice Cream.
    Bean by Bean A Cookbook More Than Recipes for Fresh Beans Dried Beans Cool Beans Hot Beans Savory Beans Even Sweet Beans Has there ever been a generous ingredient than the bean Down home yet haute soul satisfyingly hearty valued versatile deeply delectable healthful and inexpensive to boot there s nothing a bean

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    1. Growing up in the Deep South beans appeared on my family s dinner table nearly every night Honestly Black eyed peas, lima beans, butter beans, field peas, crowder peas, green beans,, lady peas However, they dropped off my menus as an adult Then I heard the author interviewed on the radio She spoke so lovingly about beans Listening to her brought back childhood memories of all the beans I grew up eating I had to have the cookbook Fortunately, her passion for beans shines throughout the recipes I [...]

    2. I am a Southern gal that grew up on beans Pinto beans and cornbread were absolute staples in our house We grew and ate all kinds of beans Some I loved and some I would be happy to never see again Beans are so healthy and such a great source of protein that I am incorporating of them into my family s diet after several years of not cooking them very often, so I was so excited to dive into this book I must say, the cover is very deceiving It portrays all kinds of dried beans, but the bean that se [...]

    3. I ve never actually read a cookbook before, but what started as skimming this to familiarize myself with the recipes turned into reading it cover to cover, and seriously, it was a page turner I haven t had the opportunity to try any of the recipes yet, but they look great, and I really appreciate the author s laissez faire approach to recipe writing and her respect of the variety of dietary decisions people make meatist, vegetarian, vegan, etc Her writing is personal, friendly, and VERY enjoyabl [...]

    4. Being, for the most part, a very low fat vegan, beans have been part of my pantry and kitchen for years I haven t met a bean I didn t like excepting fava and lupini , and will gladly spend summer afternoons tending, harvesting and eating the fresh Romano and string beans growing in the garden However, I appreciate that standard bean recipes can become a bit boring and tedious to make and eat there is only so much minestrone, dhal and chili one can have before dinner becomes beans again.Enter veg [...]

    5. Covers all of the bean cooking methods, including some to reduce the magical substance of beans I ve made some of the recipes from other sources, these versions look good and there are many interesting recipes Reading the recipe notes and variations I feel the author has cooked these many times so anything you cook out of this book should be decent Some recipes have meat, but meatless options are offered in many cases Some interesting bread and grain pairings include as well as the bean recipes [...]

    6. Maybe the only cookbook I d call amazing The recipes work well and the historical and cultural notes are fun There are recipes from all over the world and I appreciate the authenticity of the Southern ones from an author with Southern roots She s a non judgmental vegetarian, offering versions with and without ham and bacon for many recipes Don t miss the African Caribbean peanut soup.

    7. If there is anybody who loves beans than Crescent Dragonwagon, then I would kind of like to see what THEIR bean cookbook would look like This is exhaustive, reads very narratively in a good way , and is full of great ideas Excited to try a lot of these recipes

    8. No pictures Overly wordy Appreciate the vegan non vegan options for most recipes None of the recipes seemed to jump out at me and beg to be made immediately.

    9. Briefly and this is probably due a revisitation and elaboration later on , I adore this book, and it has made me very enthusiastic about beans It does not have pictures of the dishes, but I didn t find this a deterrent I do think how well you like this cookbook will depend on your personal tastes, although it s entertaining to read 80 90% of the recipes intrigue me personally, but, for instance, Ms Dragonwagon is clearly far fonder of olives than I I ve made a dozen or so of the recipes thus far [...]

    10. I have seen other reviews of this book, and my curiosity was peaked My family doesn t eat lot of beans, but I would like to incorporate of them into our diet I like black beans, refried beans, kidney beans, white beans myself This is a comprehensive book about beans The author starts with Bean Basics, discussing the many variety of beans and the basic cooking methods for each type what to look for in a good green bean, shell beans and how to cook them, soaking beans whatever you need to know ab [...]

    11. I am a foodie preparing delicious food is one of the most satisfying experiences anyone can enjoy This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning about beans and their vital role in nutritious eating I switched to a plant based food regime in December 2011 a health decision , and while I have found many good resources on getting interesting and good tasting food as a vegetarian, this book is one of the best, and the recipes are outstanding Perhaps the most interesting disco [...]

    12. What s with NO PICTURES Admittedly, pictures of beans aren t exactly amazing fodder but it s a COOKBOOK Preparing for the zombie apocalypse my family has been changing our eating habits to include beans and less meat I was expecting a bit I guess even James Beard award winners have a hard time finding exciting things description on back cover notwithstanding to do with beans I liked the Beginners Beanery as before I married my husband I d only had canned green beans, Bush s baked beans and kid [...]

    13. Bean by Bean is the first cookbook that I ve actually read through I stayed up with this one, couldn t put it down Perhaps it was Dragonwagon s heart warming voice and the lore she allows to simmer with each recipe I learned how to grow beans, soak beans properly , boil beans properly , and eat beans in just about every way I even found myself cooking beans way past midnight a few nights, experimenting with a recipe or technique Now I m a bean woman I buy em up bulk and cook something beany each [...]

    14. Trying to incorporate beans in my diet, so I borrowed this from my library I appreciate the many many recipes here, in vegetarian and meatist options Liked the diversity of the recipes as well but there are absolutely no pictures of the food in this cookbook Also, I think the author has an obsession with fresh green beans, as there are 29 yes 29, I counted in the index recipes with green beans For a cookbook boasting over 176 recipes, 29 green bean recipes seems a tad overkill But the dahl reci [...]

    15. If you enjoy reading cookbooks, this one is a great read Filled with bean history, amusing anecdotes, and clever turns of phrase, this book is an almost poetic ode to the lowly, but remarkable bean And importantly perhaps, the recipes themselves look interesting and very doable for the most part Having made a couple of the recipes already the Ragout of shiitake mushrooms, butter beans, Southern greens was scrumptious I look forward to enjoying many of them in future.

    16. Update There were some delish sounding recipes in this cookbook and some that were a bit too frou frou for me this book is due back at the library but I hope to request it again so that i can taste test some recipesI m looking for yummy recipes to use with my stockpile of dried beans this book ought to have a few

    17. If you are a bean aficionado, you should add this book to your cookbook shelf If you are stumped on how to add beans to your meal rotation, check this book out from the library and try some recipes The book is well written, with clear instructions Many of the recipes have several ingredients, so if long prep lists make you hyperventilate, just start slow.

    18. Well, we might not MAKE many of these, since I m the only one in my family who likes beans But Dragonwagon s cookbooks are as fun to read as is saying her name This was a delight from start to finish I might try to sneak a FEW recipes in The only flaw NO NUTRITIONAL INFO Sigh But just plain fun to read the recipes are a bonus.

    19. Borrowed from the library, this has gone on my wish list There a number of dishes I would make and could become standards.The layout of recipes is a little bothersome but I can t put my finger on way I think I would like the table of contents to have clearer sub sections or a list of the recipes, or something.

    20. Terrific Full of anecdotes and personal experiences that accompany recipes from all over.Fun to read while also educational Dragonwagon has developed many of these recipes, and they are delightful I particularly love the Rose of Persia cake, which is made with chickpea flour.

    21. Meh You want a bean book, pick up Rancho Gordo s cookbook Heirloom Beans.There were a handful of unique recipes in here out of the touted 200 , but mostly quite underwhelming.And no pictures at all The cover art is fantastic, but quite misleading re the look of the contents.

    22. This cookbook sounded very promising Beans are filling and economical and, when done right, are pretty delicious Some of the recipes looked really good, but a lot were obvious standbys a whole chapter on chilis Still, a decent cookbook.

    23. Remember, a 3 means I liked it I didn t end up using any of the specific recipes, but Dragonwagon s approach to beans inspired me to include of them in my diet Making my own pinto beans has been a revelation and I look forward to trying varieties in the future.

    24. This book was given to me as a newlywed along with a large carton of canned beans with all the labels removed It has the best chili recipe I ve ever tasted I know than I ever wanted to and it s all about beans.

    25. Found in Cookery section 16 May 2015 when Sara was looking for cast iron books Adding to my wishlist I need this book Skimmed 16 May 2015.

    26. I love a good cookbook really needed recipes for all the dried beans from my CSA However, I hate when there are no pictures NONE.

    27. Very interesting stories about food Yummy looking recipes Lots of non vegan stuff but just about everything had adaptations to make something vegan if desired.

    28. Haven t tried the recipes yet, so I can t give it a star rating, but they sound good Writing is very pleasant to read, friendly but not cloying.

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