Fava Bean Salad
Side Dishes

Fava Bean Salad

Throughout history meaning given to fava beans, one of the oldest cultivated plants on earth, ranged from magic to evil.  In ancient Egypt there were believed to have supernatural powers.  They were presented as a symbolic offering to the Gods of the Nile and not everybody was accorded the privilege of eating fava beans.  In…

Fava Bean Dip
Side Dishes

Fava Bean Dip

I don’t know about you, but whenever I hear “fava beans,” I think about the iconic line from The Silence of the Lambs.  You know, which one I’m talking about?  “A census taker once tried to test me.  I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”  Few people realize that author…