Sometime back I told you about a book called The Brilliant Bean, featuring info and recipes about—you guessed it—beans. With the ever growing interest in heirloom varieties, you’ll be glad to know there’s a book featuring recipes that use heirloom beans. Its complete title is Heirloom Beans: Great Recipes for Dips and Spreads, Soups and Stews, Salads and Salsas, and Much More from Rancho Gordo, by Steve Sando and Vanessa Barrington. You can just call it Heirloom Beans, and the authors won’t mind, especially if you buy a copy.
Heirloom beans themselves come in many varieties and you may have to search the offerings of several seed companies to find the ones you want for your survival gardening conditions. It can become an addictive fascination. While it’s always fun to try new varieties, you’ll want to be sure to grow plenty of the nonhybrid beans that produce the most in your garden.
One description of this 180 page paperback says: “Who would have thought a simple bean could do so much? Heirloom bean expert Steve Sando provides descriptions of the many varieties now available from Scarlet Runners to the spotted Eye of the Tiger beans. Nearly 90 recipes in the book will entice readers to cook up bowls of heartwarming Risotto and Cranberry Beans with Pancetta or Caribbean Black Bean Soup. Close-up photos of the beans make them easy to identify. Packed with protein fiber and vitamins these little treasures are the perfect addition to any meal.”
Heirloom Beans is a treasure for your survival kitchen collection of recipe books. Get your copy today by clicking on its title wherever you see it linked in this post. That takes you to the page where it’s featured, and you can place your order there. With the help of this book on heirloom beans, you’ll enjoy those beans even more.