23 March 2011

Chipped blue china plates of black beans

A quick hit:

Was the Reconquista fueled by bean stew?

What the evidence is that Pelayo's army chowed down on bean stew the night before the battle -- beyond the general Asturian-ness of fabada -- I don't know, but it's no more outlandish than the tale of King Alfred and the pancakes.

Elizabeth Spires

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