Lucky new year black-eyed peas with citrus cilantro gremolata

Can we talk about beans? Simply put, they may just be a perfect food. Economical, versatile, easy, healthy. So why such a challenge, I wonder? Lauro spend his university days in England, where it seems breakfast was beans on toast. Every day. Beans on toast. Lauro no longer eats beans. Nothing sways him. Last year's new year black-eyed pea and sweet potato hash didn't woo him. Even with an egg on top! And still, I've made a mission of loving beans. Especially this time of year, when legend says they bring good luck. I've heard many reasons. Because they are round, they symbolize the cycle of life. And because they are round, they resemble coins and invite prosperity. Which is why I always take care to mix some truly-round lentils with Read more...