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chickpea

chickpea  

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Also known as garbanzo; seeds of Cicer arietinum, widely used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern stews and casseroles. Puréed chickpea is the basis of hummus and deep-fried balls of chickpea batter ...
Chuck Wagons

Chuck Wagons  

The invention of the chuck wagon is attributed to the legendary rancher Charles “Chuck” Goodnight. In 1866, he designed a four-wheeled wagon of wide gauge for transporting supplies and preparing ...
HarvestPlus

HarvestPlus  

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International research initiative coordinated by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture and the International Food Policy Research Institute to develop micronutrient-rich dietary staples ...
Historical Overview

Historical Overview  

This entry contains ten subentries:The Colonial PeriodThe Revolutionary WarFrom the Revolutionary War to the Civil WarThe Civil War and RecontructionFrom Victorian America to World War IWorld War ...
legume

legume  

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A dry fruit formed from a single carpel and containing one or more seeds, which are shed when mature. It is the characteristic fruit of the Leguminosae (Fabaceae; pea family). It splits, often ...
lima bean

lima bean  

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US term for flat, kidney-shaped bean; smaller ones are butter limas, called butter beans in the UK (see beans, butter), and larger are potato limas.
Midwestern Regional Cookery

Midwestern Regional Cookery  

The conceptual boundaries of the Midwest are both variable and changing as James R. Shortridge (1989) has so well demonstrated. Boundaries of cultural regions only coincidentally correspond with ...
Native American

Native American  

[Ge]A general term for the past and aboriginal inhabitants of North America, thus distinguishing them from European and other settlers and their descendants.
New England Regional Cookery

New England Regional Cookery  

The English colonists who named the northeastern most corner of America after their home country brought with them the expectation of maintaining their familiar English yeoman foodways based on wheat ...
Puerto Rican Food

Puerto Rican Food  

Puerto Rico is one in a chain of islands called the West Indies. Within this island group, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), and Puerto Rico together are known ...
pulse

pulse  

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1 The edible seeds of any leguminous plant (Fabaceae).2 An alternative term for an algal bloom.3 See pulse labelling.
soya bean

soya bean  

The soya bean, or soybean as it is also called, particularly in North America, is today the most widely grown and economically important member of the bean family. Ranging in colour from yellow to ...

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