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Friday, December 15, 2017

REFECTORIO WITH A HUMBLY DELICIOUOS RECIPE FAVA BEANS

Refectory
Photo from: Roy Jenks
L. refectus (refreshment), Eng refectory, dining room in convents and monasteries. Generally, is was a rectangular room, 160 feet (49 m) long by 35 feet (11 m) wide in the side of the cloister opposite the church. Long picnic like tables with benches lined the length of the room. There was a pulpit for a monk to recite religious material during the meal.  Rectories existed long before 14th C. when Alfonso X of Castile issued Las Partidas, Law I, 7 ordering that sick friars eat in the infirmaries while all others were obliged to eat in the refectories.

Two courses were offered but stewed fruit was added when available. Dishes were simple consisting of one quart of wine, bread, legumes, vegetables and fish from their ponds. Meat was served on Sundays and some religious holidays when permitted by the order. Many religious sects prohibited meat to all but the sick. [Gázquez. Cocina. 2002:46]

A DISH OF DRIED FAVA BEANS ADAPTED FROM MARÍNS TRANSLATION OF IBN RAZĪN AL-TAĞĪBĪ’S RELIEVES DE LAS MESAS, ACERCA DE LAS DELICIAS DE LA COMIDA Y LOS DIFERENTES PLATOS SEC 8 CH 1, #4. PLATO DE HABAS SECAS (BAYSĀR), p 79

Ingredients

Humbly Delicious
Photo by: Lord-Williams
1 c dried fava beans
1 tsp soda
¼ c olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 head of garlic
1 tsp cumin
1 tbsp cilantro leaves
1 tsp fennel seed
salt to taste

Optional:
¼ c olives or chopped onion
1 tsp chopped rue

Garnish
1 tsp cumin
 tbsp. olive oil

Preparation

Soak fava beans in water with soda overnight.

Wash fava beans in with warm water several times. Cover them with oiive oil and put them in a pan greased with olive oil.  Cover with water and add chopped onion, peeled and mashed garlic, cumin, cilantro and fennel. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and gently boil, stirring with a spoon until the beans are soft. Remove garlic and onion. Add salt to taste. Put them in a serving bowl and sprinkle with cumin and oil. If desired, the olives or sliced onions can be sliced and served with the beans as well as rue.

MARÍNS TRANSLATION OF IBN RAZĪN AL-TAĞĪBĪ’S RELIEVES DE LAS MESAS, ACERCA DE LAS DELICIAS DE LA COMIDA Y LOS DIFERENTES PLATOS 
SEC 8 CH 1, #4. PLATO DE HABAS SECAS (BAYSĀR), p 79





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