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Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

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Fava beans—also known as Windsor or broad beans—were the beans of the Old World before the European discovery of America. Our earliest records of gardening in the Lowcountry include favas—and they stayed popular for a long, long time. They are easy to grow, and they are absolutely delicious—at once buttery and fresh on the palate—but they are a pain to prepare. A half bushel of large, mature pods yields but a few cups of beans—and then they too must be shelled of their bitter outer l