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Fava Beans (II)

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

It is fava bean season. This wonderful old world legume is believed to have originated in the Orient and was already cultivated by ancient Egyptians. In the South of France fresh fava beans are also eaten raw, just dipped in a little salt. I have chosen a very simple recipe but they can also be […]

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Ovid, May & Fava Beans (I)

May 16th, 2008 · No Comments

It is time to brush up on our Latin, celebrate the month of May & eat fava beans! According to Ovid the origin name May, could derives from maiores –the elders. The ritual he describes in the Fasti’s book V –transcribed and translated below– certainly supports it. OVID FASTI LIBER V “Cumque manus puras fontana […]

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