Italy's Bean Cuisine
Dried beans are not only phenomenally healthful, they're the inspiration for some fantastic, rustic cooking. On a tour of southern Italy's Campania region, for instance, chef Christophe Hille discovered the cannellini and escarole soup on his menu at A16 in San Francisco. DETAILS 2355 Chestnut St.; 415-771-2216.
Health: Eat Beans, Live Longer