Bean Cookbook recommendations
What are people's favorite bean-focused cookbook(s)? I am a fan of the occasion ham hock, so this doesn't need to be a vegetarian thing. Just want to make some more use of bean dishes in my family's diet.
Mark Bittman's Vegetarian cookbook has more than 50 pages on legumes. I'm sure there are great recipes in there, including some that would love the addition of a nice hamhock.
I'm partial to The Brilliant Bean by Martin & Sally Stone. It's out of print, but copies are readily available. I'm ordering "Bean by Bean"--thanks for the recommendation, pikawicca!
I, recently, ordered Grains, Rice, and Beans by Kevin Graham (1998, Paperback) . http://www.amazon.com/Grains-Rice-Bea...
It was ordered with some other cookbooks I had ordered. It was cheap, rated highly on Amazon albeit by only 3 reviewers.
I'll let you know how good it is. I don't think I paid more than $3 for it including shipping.
"Fagioli" by Judith Barrett. It's a beautiful book just to hold in your hands, but the recipes are great and well-researched in Italy.
I also recommend Bean By Bean. It is mainly vegetarian but there are meat and vegan options, too. I've made one dish so far (the broccoli, bok choy and edamame skillet) that was very simple and very good. The other recipes are all very tempting, with an international feel and lots of variations are offered.
Rancho Gordo also has a nice bean cookbook which leans more towards the meat side.
I haven't actually read this cookbook, so this a recommendation on reputation only.
Julie van Rosendaal's "Spilling the Beans".
She's a great Canadian cookbook author.. I've cooked a lot from her blog
and another one of her cookbooks...
so I imagine that any of her cook books would be great..
I like "The Bean Harvest Cookbook", by Ashley Miller. It's old, but you can still find it on Amazon. Covers appetizers through to main courses - I particularly like the pasta fazool made with roasted red peppers instead of tomatoes.
Raghavan Iyer's book 660 Curries has dozens of interesting legume-based Indian recipes that, with basmati rice, make for good, simple meals.
I have the Ranch Gordo Cookbook as well as Bean by Bean.
I have been enjoying cooking from them both
Bean by Bean
SpanishStyle Split Pea Soup
(Potage de Guisante Barcelona)
The soup is on the stove and will be ready for dinner.
I added parsnip in place of carrots