I have a long-standing animosity with beans. I blame my upbringing. Mom and Dad spent a good chunk of my childhood whittling away at debt, which they had amassed raising four children and sending Dad to law school at age 30. My parents saw the attack on debt as a progression of lower bill statements. Us […]
Is there anything more American than pork and beans? Don’t answer that. There are actually many things. Apple pie. Football. Betsy Ross. Hip hop. (If you put pork and beans ON an apple pie, would that be more American than all of the above?) The point is, people in America have been eating pork and […]
I swore from the beginning that this blog was never going to feature beans. For a blog about cheap food, beans are just an easy way out. Plus I just don’t like them. Sorry, everybody. It’s not my fault, really! I got a reader request for an easy cassoulet. What could I do?!?