Do You Soak Your Beans Before Cooking?

I do, but full disclosure: the reason I soak my beans is because my Mom (The Mother Unit) told me I should.

Let’s face it, the reason we do a lot of things in the kitchen is because one of our mentors told us to do it that way, or we are just copying the way they did it. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, it does tend to limit our thinking. The way we cook beans is not immune to that: Should you soak your beans? When do you add salt? Why aren’t my beans getting soft? Guess what.  Like with most things, there is no right or wrong way. Continue reading “Do You Soak Your Beans Before Cooking?”