By and and  on November 24, 2008

BEAN ME UPOnano lentils, from the northern reaches of Italy’s Lazio region, have been prized since the 16th century for their sweet and subtle flavor reminiscent of chamomile. While some Americans cook up black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, Italians traditionally serve lentil dishes with the belief that they bring luck and prosperity. Their thin skin makes preparation easy: Onano lentils don’t require soaking or long cooking times.

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