Review: ‘Bean by Bean’ by Crescent Dragonwagon
A book for frugal-and health-minded vegetarians
Crescent Dragonwagon’s current “Bean by Bean” book is a godsend for both the health-conscious and the frugal-minded. Bean cookery, with its long soaks and remarkable potential for tedium, can end up being a lot less inspiring for the palate than it is for the wallet and physique. If there is a riper subject for a bit of enthusiastic proselytizing, I don’t know it. Yet in an era when you can find dozens of cookbooks on nearly any subject you can name, bean books have been strangely few in number.