Beans in Mustard Sauce

Apicius 5.6.3

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By Sally Grainger

Published 2006

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It is not clear what type of bean the ‘Baian bean’ specified in the original manuscript might have been. The recipe works best with a broad (fava) or butter bean, but cannellini, haricot, black-eyed beans and other sorts may also be used with profit. The flavour is rich, intense and immediate from the pine kernels and cumin, and given a sweet and sour richness by the honey and vinegar. Your guests will not want to eat much at once. I have added a