Let it Bean! Acerra dente di morto bean meets its mayor

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Bra, Italy

March 1st at 19:00 in your time zone

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Let it Bean! is a series of meetings dedicated to the responsible consumption and rediscovery of traditional varieties of legumes, their properties and their uses in the kitchen. Let’s get to know the Acerra dente di morto bean!

Legumes are for many one of the foods of the future for the contribution of essential nutrients to our diet and as a more than valid alternative to meat consumption. Data from a research of John’s Hopkins University also show how their cultivation contributes to CO2 saving, to reduce water consumption and to enrich the soil. What disruptive effect could have a simple action, such as giving up meat for a day, preferring instead … a plate of beans? Let’s find out in the meeting dedicated to the Acerra dente di morto bean!

The cultivation of this cannellino in the countryside of Acerra is mentioned in a historical edition of the Touring Club guide of 1938, source of many data about an Italian agriculture unfortunately lost today. It is a local ecotype that has found in these lands, of volcanic nature and rich in nutrients, the ideal cultivation area. It stands out for its thin skin, excellent texture and intense flavor. We talk about it with the producer Vincenzo Egizio and the chef Luigi Russo, and with the mayor Raffaele Lettieri.

The in-depth analysis, animated by the projection of video recipes and by the words of producers and experts, will be broadcast online on this platform, on this page and on the homepage.

The Let it Bean! series is promoted by the Slow Beans network and Meatless Monday.

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