Lots of recent references on the WFD threads. I’ve never cooked with these and have questions!!!
- Are they available in stores or mail order only?
- Do we like them because the flavor/variety is superior to grocery dried beans? Or do we buy RG because it is the type of company (small, local, sustainable, good employee treatment, etc. not agri-biz) that we want to support? For ex, once I had garden grown tomatoes and grapes compared to grocery, I cannot go back (flavorwise). Whereas I could not tell the diff between garden grown and industrial grown broccoli at all.
- Which are the RG varieties you would recommend a newbie start trying? I find the taste difference in beans to be very subtle. I.e. to me, a red a black a white mostly taste quite the same, I guess with the kidney/cannelini (sweet) being the most different from the rest and that could be the canning liquid and not the bean even.
- Any other interesting RG tidbits?