More than ever, we crave connection to the food we eat, and growing gorgeous heirloom food has never been more accessible and fulfilling. Let Rancho Gordo founder Steve Sando win you over with his infectious enthusiasm for the humble bean in the Rancho Gordo Heirloom Bean Growers Guide.
From the dusky, chocolatey Rio Zape to the rich, peanut-buttery Vallarta, the flavors — and beauty — of his favorite varieties will astonish you. So simple to grow in your own backyard and full of luscious surprises, these beans are a delight for both the gardener and the cook.
In reintroducing the best of the New World heirloom beans, Sando has created a sensation, and food lovers everywhere will relish transforming this humble staple into a celebrated delicacy.