April 28, 2008

Photo du Jour

Fava beans - les fèves - at the market in Carcassonne this weekend.
I adore them but they make you work for it. All that shelling, blanching and peeling before eating...a labor of love, I guess. Pin It


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I love the name FAVA....sounds tastier than Broad Bean here in the UK...

bleeding espresso said...

My MIL just brought me a whole bag...labor of love to be sure ;)

Loulou said...

My grandparents are Italian so I've always known them as Fava.
Now the word always makes me think of Hannibal Lecter!

That will keep you busy for a while!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh Loulou! I'm so glad to meet you! Your blog is beautiful and just what I need to quench my thirst for France! Thank you! I'll be back often!

Loulou said...

So glad you found me! Your book looks like a great read. I'll have to place an order on Amazon soon.
You're back in the States now? How long did you live in France?

spacedlaw said...

Italians eat the shelled beans raw, often with pecorino cheese.

Loulou said...

I've never tasted that combination but imagine it is wonderful.
Some spring I'll have to go to Italy and try it.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

We lived in Clermont Ferrand for four years. Now it almost seems like a dream!

F.O.T. said...

Don't O.D. on the green foods... I'm just sayin'.

wcs said...

Those beans look great, as do all the veggies in the asparagus post. Our spears are nearly all white up here in the Sologne.

I love cocos de paimpol in the fall. This time of year I'm finding flat beans (cocos plats) and they're terrific, too.

And how can you OD on the green stuff? Just wondering... ;)

Loulou said...

were you happy to return? Was it bittersweet?
I'll stop asking questions now!

I'm trying my hardest! Broccoli for dinner last night. Asparagus the night before.
I love my greens!

What are cocos de paimpol? I know and love cocos plat.
You can never OD on the green stuff. It's simply not possible! :)