Fagioli FAGIOLI is the first definitive compendium and the only cookbook devoted solely to the savory pleasures of the bean cuisine of Italy. Author Judith Barrett lives half of every year in Italy and has traveled extensively to learn the distinctive regional preparations for the many varieties of beans including cannellini, borlotti, chickpeas, lentils, and many more. Fagioli fanciers will delight in the over 120 easy-to-prepare authentic recipes for appetizers and salads, soups and stews, polenta and pasta, and a substantial selection of meat, poultry, and seafood dishes. The people of Tuscany are called, “Mangia fagioli” or “bean eaters” because they are known throughout Italy as bean lovers. With these marvelous recipes, everyone can be a lover of beans.