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Rancho Gordo Cookbook

Rancho Gordo Cookbook

Rancho Gordo

Author: Steve Sando & Vanessa Barrington

Heirloom Beans: Great Recipes for Dips and Spreads, Soups and Stews, Salads and Salsa, and much more from Rancho Gordo by Steve Sando and Vanessa Barrington

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.

The book has the story of Rancho Gordo, the different heirloom beans in the Rancho Gordo collection and of course lots of great recipes and ideas for using beans. Some of the recipes are from the Rancho Gordo kitchens, some from top chefs like David Kinch of Manresa, Thomas Keller of French Laundry, Ad Hoc and Bouchon wrote the introduction.

Reviews: "Everything you need to know about the delicious new world of quality beans in this pioneering book by Steve Sando. And there are plenty of fabulous recipes and charming stories to make this book a keeper." ~ Paula Wolfert