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.
Please introduce yourself and tell us about how your work relates to legumes. How did you first fall in love with legumes? The legume team at the Vietnam National Plant Genebank (Plant Resources Centre) includes: 1. Mr. Nguyen Van Kien, principal investigator 2. Ms. Nguyen Thi Hien, curator of legume seeds 3. Ms. Nguyen Thi
The importance of pulses (lentils, Phaseolus beans, peas (Pisum and Lathyrus), chickpeas, fava beans, cowpeas) for sustainable cropping systems and healthy diets is widely and increasingly recognized. This workshop highlighted the benefits of pulses and the opportunities to use their potential to enhance the diversity of cropping systems and in diets for the protein transition, combining agronomic, sociological, nutritional and gastronomic aspects. A large space was given for interaction between participants about ways to promote pulses in their own communities.
In this episode of our Behind the Seeds series, we meet Nina, a farmer from Ecuador who talked to us about her passion for beans. Phaseolus Lunatus, which is also known as the lima bean or butter bean, is one of her favourite types. She particularly likes this variety because they are big, produce a
Please introduce yourself and tell us about how your work relates to legumes. How did you first fall in love with legumes? Hi, my name is Nitya and I’m a New Zealander living in Valencia, Spain. Together with my husband, we have a small farm where, among other things, we grow many kinds of beans.
Back in June, Lisa from The Global Bean Project headed to Smilyan in southern Bulgaria to attend a Slow Beans network meeting hosted by Rhodopi-Smilyan Beans Convivivium. The village of Smilyan is nestled deep in the Rhodope Mountains close to the Greek border. 820-850 meters above sea level and bisected by the swift-flowing Arda River,
Please introduce yourself and tell us about how your work relates to legumes. How did you first fall in love with legumes? My name is Lena, I’m from Switzerland, and although I come from a completely different field (law!), I started giving baking and cooking classes for legumes a few years ago because I am
What is your name? Can you briefly explain what your organisation does and your role? My name is Lucas Mourão and I’m the coordinator of Slow Food’s local community in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. We are involved in the promotion of local socio-biodiversity, especially of Cerrado* fruits, through events and educational workshops. *The Cerrado is a
For our 10th episode of “Behind the Seeds,” we spoke with Omar Rodriguez at Terra Madre, last year’s Slow Food Congress in Turin. He is from Honduras and works as a coffee producer. Besides coffee, he is also passionate about beans! As he explained, in Honduras corn and beans are staple foods with black and red beans being the most commonly used varieties.
“The only real food we can eat is food from farms.” That was the message from Vandana Shiva as she addressed the crowd at Berlin’s Weltacker 2000m², a plot in the Pankow district that aims to highlight the means needed to feed the world’s population. For decades, Shiva has been advocating for biodiversity, the rights
I have been running an organic farm for many decades. For a long time we grew vegetables, including peas, beans and soybeans, for direct sale. We gave up direct sales in 2018 in favour of the World Farming Project. Since then, the Weltacker Attiswil has been a guest on our farm.