A small, white, kidney-shaped bean that is good for using in salads and casseroles. The dried variety needs to be soaked in cold water before cooking.
If you’re looking for just one bean to keep on your pantry shelves, you’ll want to go with the great northern white bean. With its nutty flavor, firm flesh and medium size, great northern beans work in almost any application. Bean salad? Perfect. Baked beans? Fabulous. Bean dip? That nutty taste will give it a little something special.
These lentils hail from Colfiorito, the high plain that spans Umbria and Marche, an area famous for its high-quality lentils. Firm and tasty, they are excellent with a peppery oil.
This quick and easy lentil needs no soaking, cooking from dry in just 20 minutes. Brilliant in Umido cooked with pancetta, onion and broth. Try also with chilli for a great winter warmer!