Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

It turns out there is a limit to my parents’ patriotism. You could draft them for national service, you can tax them for the good of the republic, but a line must be drawn at fava beans.

In fact, I’m not even going to share with you the kind of language that came out of my mother when I informed her that she’s going to have to eat some.

The official dish of the Coronation of King Charles III has been announced and it contains – you guessed it – fava beans, along with tarragon and spinach.

I’m not exactly sure why this is the case. None of these are ingredients I would particular...