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Best Weird Vegetable To Cook At Home: Long beans at Global Foods

Whether your geographic tendencies put you closer to Global Foods in Kirkwood or its city cousin, Jay International on South Grand, both offer a treasure trove of unusual vegetables. One that's both easy to make and not too unusual for standard occidental palates is the long bean, which looks a lot like a regular green bean, only about three or four times as long. Steam them and serve them alongside a simply broiled fish, then show Woody Allen's Sleeper with dessert.

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