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SEP 27, 2013 - Time

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Eat This Now: Heirloom Beans

Heirloom tomatoes had their moment, so now it’s the beans’ turn. The food: What makes a food heirloom? It’s the history behind the plant; heirloom varieties come from seeds that have been passed down through a family for several generations, prized for some feature that makes it distinct. For beans, that could mean unique sizes, shapes, colors or textures. In the U.S., heirloom beans come with memorable names like scarlet runner, appaloosa, runner cannellini and flageolet. While they were first cultivated in North America someĀ 2,300 years ago, these vegetables are just ... Read More

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