Beans, like chocolate, chilies, corn, and potatoes, are native to the Americas. No one has done more to champion this ancient indigenous food than Steve Sando and his passion project turned successful business, Rancho Gordo. The beautiful range of colors and rich flavors of the heirloom beans Sando began growing and selling at farmer’s markets in California attracted the attention of chefs like Thomas Keller of the famed French Laundry, and have since generated a cult-like following.
Spend the afternoon learning from Sando himself about the origins of the common bean in ancient Mexico, the many heirloom varieties indigenous to the Americas, about the Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc Project—his partnership with indigenous Mexican farmers—and most important, how to cook his delicious beans. Beans, cookbooks, and other products from Rancho Gordo will be available for purchase at the event.
Registration is required by calling 404 727-6118.
This program is made possible by the Grace W. Blanton Lecture Fund.