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12 recipes for fava beans
12 recipes for fava beans

A couple of years ago a spirited debate popped up on my Facebook page about the correct approach to preparing fava beans. There was a heated exchange of opinions between the double-peelers and the non-double-peelers. The first group contended that only by removing the thin inner skin of the beans could you get the appropriately bright green color and fresh green flavor. The second said the best color and freshest flavor were in the eyes of the beholder and that the hint of bitter flavor added by that cooking with that inner skin was actually a mark of culinary sophistication. Believe me, I wanted to believe the non-double-peelers. If there is a more tedious job than double-peeling fava...