Bean There, Do That: Legume Lore, Why They Should Be In Your Kitchen and How to Cook Them

Credit: Marla Rose

Beans, also called legumes or pulses, are the seed of the flowering plant family Fabaceae that produce fruits and seeds inside a pod, which also includes peas and lentils. With the pandemic disrupting normal life and reducing regular supply chains, a lot of my fellow herbivores have noticed that the bean aisle at the grocery store is a…



Marla Rose is a Chicago-area writer and co-founder of and

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