Discover bean stories from all around the world! The series “Behind the Seeds” was initiated at Terra Madre 2022, Slow Food’s international convention in Turin, where the Global Bean team took the opportunity to record stories of bean lovers, seed savers and activists around the world. Hear about how they grow legumes, what the traditions are in their region and what are their favourite preparation methods and recipes.
In the latest episode of our Behind the Seeds series, we meet Sara from the Buggiano region of Tuscany. She shows us Fagiolo di Sorana, a very delicate bean with a thin skin. It’s traditionally cooked in a carafe and must be cooked slowly in soft water to preserve its structural integrity.