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Rancho Gordo Marcella Beans - 16oz

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Steve Sando began the Rancho Gordo company, based in Napa, with the goal of promoting native New World specialty foods, with a focus on beans. Steve reminds us native foods from the Americas are worthy of celebration. The freshness of Rancho Gordo beans offers insight into the pure and individual flavors hidden within each type of bean.

The Marcella bean, a thin skinned cannellini bean named for Italian cooking hero Marcella Hazan, has quickly become a favorite amongst the Formaggio Kitchen staff. When cooked slowly, and without too much fussing (excessive stirring can break the delicate skins), these beans become decadently creamy. Great for soups, topping crostini, or pureeing to make a creamy bean dip.

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Region California
Country of Origin United States
Producer Rancho Gordo
Grain Type Dried Bean
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Rancho Gordo

Started by Steve Sando as a way to offer locally grown beans to local customers, Rancho Gordo has developed a wide variety of California-grown heirloom beans of the best quality available. More recently they are working with farmers in Mexico and other countries in South America to encourage the farming of indigenous bean varieties.

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