Chick peas

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

  • About

Chick peas do not resemble garden peas at all, but they have a good nutty flavour and are well worth keeping in stock. There is a legend that the plant was cursed by the Virgin Mary because it refused to hide the Holy Family. As the plant grows to only 45 cm/18 inches in height, the Holy Family would have had to be dwarfs to be hidden at all.