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Finding Dried Garbanzos? [moved from Home Cooking board]

wineaux May 21, 2008 08:29 PM

I've enjoyed making numerous dishes from dried garbanzos/chickpeas over the years. Just in the last 9 months or so, I've not been able to find them in the western suburbs of Chicago. The canned version just doesn't do it for me... I love the fresh, almost nutty flavor and the consistency of the dried (once soaked & cooked, of course) beans.

Any suggestions??

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    glutton RE: wineaux May 21, 2008 09:05 PM

    Rancho Gordo is a bean farmer in California. They've got a great website that allows you to order all the beans you could ever imagine. Check out www.ranchogordo.com. You'll find the highest quality beans -- they supply many of the top restaurants in California. They've also got a great stall at the Ferry Market in San Francisco, but that's a long way to go for beans if you're in Chicago -- better let UPS do the work for you.

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      wak RE: wineaux May 22, 2008 05:02 AM

      Where in the Western suburbs?

      Michaels Fresh Market on Rt. 59 in Naperville certainly has them. Any Whole Foods should as well, or a Trader Joes I would think. I've seen them at Dominicks. But you should really check out Michaels Fresh Market.

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