BEANS: All About Them by Alvin & Virginia B. Silverstein Silverstein

BEANS: All About Them

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KIRKUS REVIEW

It's nice to know that Cicero's family took its name from the chickpea. . . and about the industrial uses of the soybean. . . and just how the legume family shapes up. . . .But as the Silversteins proceed, paralleling the excesses of Oranges (p. 610, J-216), it becomes apparent just how slapdash this compendium really is: certainly a whole chapter on flower parts and pollination is redundant in this context; and the recipe section (mostly stuff like pouring condensed cheese soup over frozen limas) doesn't even mention that many of today's dried beans require little or no soaking. Half-full of b--ns--or more like Peter Limburg gone bananananas. . . .

Pub Date: Oct. 3rd, 1975
Page count: 88pp
Publisher: Prentice-Hall