Now that fresh cranberry beans are more widely available in the States, even in supermarkets, you can enjoy one of the delicacies of central Italy: the rich, satisfying full flavor of fresh beans braised with olive oil, garlic, and sage. Canned beans are not a viable substitute here, because they do not cook long enough to fully absorb the flavor of the garlic and sage.
The beans can be prepared 1 to 2 days ahead and kept in the refrigerator. Gently reheat, adding
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