The Beans Talk

I didn’t grow up with dried beans. Fresh-picked yellow summer wax beans with sautéed onions and hot, rich sour cream and black pepper, yes. Canned green beans, yep (it was the ’70s). Kidney beans, also canned, in chilli… uh-huh. And canned chickpeas in salads, yes (though not until the ’80s, on a salad bar, next…