A thoughtful gift for your good friends who love to cook, novices or accomplished chefs. Four bags of new-crop heirloom beans, plus a cotton tote bag, all nestled in Rancho Gordo's custom box, either wooden or cardboard.
The beans included are:
Scarlet Runner, one of the home gardener's favorite beans. Big and robust, perfect for salads or as a side dish vegetable
Cranberry, great for Italian dishes like pasta e fagioli or minestrone. It has a velvety texture and thin skin
Midnight Black, a true black turtle bean with a rich, traditional black bean flavor and texture. Use in any recipe calling for black or turtle beans or just enjoy on their own.
Santa Maria Pinquitos are a heritage bean from California, probably dating back to the Mission days. Dense, rich and perfect on its own or in chiles and stews.
The box can be re-used for spices, trading cards or whatever seems right. All boxes come with general cooking instructions and recipe ideas.