A comprehensive guide to selecting, cooking, and serving dozens of beans and legumes.
Beans. Affordable, full of high-value protein, with a long-lasting shelf life, beans are versatile—equally delicious in stews or salads. And now we are learning to appreciate their worth as sustainability staples. Once pushed aside by Whole30 and Plant Paradox dieters, legumes have been rediscovered by home cooks everywhere. From common classics like black and pinto to heirloom beans like Appaloosa and Dapple Greys, The Mighty Bean, written by author Judith Choate, provides a never-ending collection of recipes to showcase these plant-based powerhouses.
Including vegetarian, vegan, and meat-friendly recipes, The Mighty Bean inspires a new outlook on legumes. Enjoy them as appetizers such as a Spicy Bean Dip, savor nourishing mains like Ayocote Negro Chili, and delight in desserts including White Bean-Orange Cake. No matter the dish or time of day, the flexibility of beans is undeniable and, with vibrant color photography, irresistible.
About the Author
Judith Choate has written numerous cookbooks, including The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking and The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine for the French Culinary Institute. Her own book, An American Family Cooks (2014), is a backlist favorite. She lives in New York City.