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The Rancho Gordo Blog

On the Road

Rancho Gordo at Hearth

I have very specific ideas about how beans should be cooked and served and nothing delights me more than being proved wrong. Or at least surprised. This glorious plate is...

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Bean Fields of Caifornia

Last week I met a new farmer just outside of the delta who is interested in growing for Rancho Gordo. It's kind of funny because at my trial gardens in...

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Ayacote Beans from Cholula

Two of my favorite friends, Sharon Peters and Connie Green, were traveling through Mexico and were kind enough to keep their eyes peeled for interesting beans for the Rancho Gordo...

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Drinking well can be such a bother. I like a strong drink now and again but I also like to linger over a drink and not get too drunk. On...

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A Taste of Tamales by the Bay

As I mentioned earlier, we participated in a really fun event called A Taste of Tamales by the Bay. Joan and I went more to help a good cause but...

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Cooking Beans for 200

Rancho Gordo agreed to join the Benchmark Institute's event, A Taste of Tamales by the Bay, and that meant beans for at least 200 people. I had no idea how...

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Breakfast of Champions

I was visiting my friends Maria and Isidro in their little village called Tepehuaje, right on the Lago Chapala and the first morning they asked if I wanted to join...

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