TIP OF THE DAY: Fresh Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

Love garbanzo beans (a.k.a. ceci and chickpeas)? Most of us have only seen these legumes canned or dried. But you can buy fresh garbanzo beans* from specialty produce purveyors year-round. It’s an altogether different eating experience. Each nutty green bean is enveloped in a thin, papery skin. To enjoy fresh garbanzos, simply sauté, steam or…
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RECIPE: Shepherd’s Pie With Cumin & Smashed Chickpeas

The seventh of McCormick’s 2010 food trends has an international flair: roast cumin and chickpeas (garbanzo beans). But you’ll see how this dymanic duo can enhance the most traditional English and American standards, as in this new take on Shepherd’s Pie. Cumin is a seed that is often confused with caraway (which is actually a…
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