I take this bean thing seriously, so it was a personal challenge to incorporate epazote into my quest to make the best ever bowl of beans.
Recipe by John-Thomas Crockett
I love beans. Black, pinto, kidney, red, pink, garbanzo, it doesn’t matter: beans are my thing. For the past couple of years I have been in charge of the food at my brother’s Super Bowl Bash ( a fact I am quite proud of), and last year I was actually commissioned to make a couple of pots of beans. Think about that for a moment. More than chicken wings, tacos, ribs, or pizza, folks thought beans, my beans, would take the party to higher heights. With humility, I make a mean bean. It is, in fact, a family thing. After decades of bean dominance, my mother is the undisputed Queen of Beans. After years of studying her techniques and stealing glances at her seasoning selections, I think I am ready to challenge for the title “Bean King.”
I take this bean thing seriously, so when we got epazote in our CSA share and I learned it was often used as a bean seasoning, I took it as a personal challenge to incorporate the herb in my next iteration of legume goodness.
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Thank you to all who came and learned how to make Shredded Veggie Pancakes from Emily, our Community Chef! For those who missed the exhibition or simply would like to learn more, we will be having another cooking demonstration at next Wednesday’s ( 4Aug 2010) share distribution.
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This week’s share included mint, cilantro, lemongrass, basil, red lettuce, 4 ears of sweet corn, celrey, green onions, and 2 lbs each of red and white potatoes. Yum! The fruit share included a pound each of sugar plums, vampire plums, and peaches.