Peruano Beans

Peruano beans are mild beans from Mexico that are light cream, buff or yellow, with a mild taste and creamy texture. They can be used in any recipes that call for navy, canellini or pinto beans. Although the beans are a common ingredient in Latin American cooking, they originated in the Andes Mountains in Peru.

Croissant Shapes

Some plain croissants are straight, while others are curved with their ends almost touching each other in the shape of a crescent moon.

The shape of a croissant – straight or curved — reflects the ingredients inside. At least, in France it does.

In France, it is the law that only a croissant made with pure butter can be straight. If a croissant is made with any other sort of fat, like margarine for example, it must be joined at the ends to form a crescent-moon shape.

Do you prefer straight or crescent-shaped croissants?