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In Season: Long Beans

Sep 25 2008 - 9:00am

Yard-long beans, or asparagus beans, are at the peak of their season right now, which runs from late Summer to early Fall, with the exception of places such as California and Mexico where they grow year-round. They've been springing up in local farmers markets [1], but you can also find them at most Asian grocery stores. Do you know much about these leggy legumes, which are a relative of the black-eyed pea [2]? To find out what to look for, .

Some preparation ideas:

Have you tried long beans? What is your favorite preparation?

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