Today Zarela and Aarón are thrilled to welcome Steve Sando, the founder of Rancho Gordo. In this episode they delve into the wide world of beans; covering the differences between heirloom and commodity beans (and how each has a role in the market), assessing different methods of preparing beans, exploring the spices that might accompany beans in your kitchen, and much more. Plus, Steve makes a pitch for why you should start your parties with shots of bean broth!

Steve Sando

Photo Courtesy of Rancho Gordo

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