On our last trip to Napa, we stopped at the “Mecca” for bean lovers,

 …..the warehouse of Rancho Gordo Beans.

That’s where I fell in love with their selection of HUNDREDS of heirloom legumes,

like these Scarlet Runner Beans.

scale

A perfect bean for a little

Cavatelli e Fagioli, today.

A thicker skin helps it hold it’s shape perfectly when cooked, with the center, creamy and flavorful….

-What a delight.

Cava fagioli

Also today:

Fusilli, alla Bolognese

Tagliatelle, with a spring garlic and cauliflower cream sauce