Podcasts in general are lovely. But you know what makes them extra spectacular? When they are all about beans! (Duh, that was obvious, right?) That is why I was beyond thrilled when BBC’s The Food Programme did a fantastic podcast all about legumes. But wait! Not just one podcast – it was divided into 2 parts because there was so much good information to cover!
To commemorate this glorious occasion and all the love beans are getting, I have created another lovely graphic for you all. I know, my incredible talent for graphic design never ceases to amaze…cough. (See here for another example and join me in marveling at why no art firm has yet tried to recruit me.)
Bean Podcast Links
I don’t want to give too much away, but I highly recommend you give these a listen.
A few things to look forward to in these podcasts:
- Hearing about how different countries approach beans
- An interview with Amelia of Bold Bean Co.
- Charming British accents that make you feel smart listening (I debated whether I should admit this, but I decided to be honest with you all)
- And more!
As the podcast says, cooking dry beans is absolutely wonderful and I would 100% highly recommend it. Find a local farmer or bean co-op, or order online. For example, Sheridan Acres and Primary Beans are two great places to check out. I’d also love to hear some of your favorite places to get beans and other pulses in the comments!
They mentioned jarred beans, which are not very available in the United States yet. Something to look forward to, right? One thing I want to add though – if you still want to get canned beans (which they have some negative comments about) after listening, that is okay! Canned beans can be a wonderful staple to have around for a quick and easy meal. Just choose solid brands – if possible – that are sourced well, prioritize sustainability, and only have water and salt added. For example, 8 Track Foods is fantastic. And in case you are wondering, no. None of the places mentioned here paid me to say any of this. They are all just truly lovely and deserve these comments.
While you listen, you should probably enjoy some bean-y recipes, right? 😉