Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Fava Follow Up

I have decided to post a no recipe follow up to our previous post “The Transcendent Fava.”

My fervour for beans lead me to review the story of “Jack and the Bean Stalk”, I had forgotten about the voracious appetite the giant had, and I learned that the version I was familiar with was the tamed down “no nightmares” childhood one. To refresh your vision of “Jack and the Bean Stalk” and to make for some lively dinner conversation visit D.L. Ashliman’s folk texts . If you have read this far, you are on your way to becoming a fava bean aficionado, congratulations, read on. No discussion on fava bean is complete without a mention of the movie “Silence of the Lambs” and the famous line spoken by the character Hannibal Lector, “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” Some of you may want a tee shirt depicting Hannibal and his love for favas..
Bon appetito!
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Jennifer said...

That's an awesome cover! Was this book in your collection? Or did you stumble upon it somewhere?

polly + dieter said...

jennifer thanks for visiting. the book is a little golden book from my childhood. this one is from my mother's collection of children's books. if you go to the may 11 posting on our blog we have more tenggren illustrations related to food (he illustrated this book cover). there is a link there to abe books too. check with amazon this book may still be in print.