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Add plenty of extra virgin olive oil

Please make sure you buy some good quality beans, bearing in mind that they should be completely intact, without any kind of marking on the skin. When you split them open, you should hear a clear sound, like a ‘snap’.
In the past, in ancient Greece, broad beans did not enjoy a good reputation: they were actually defined as ‘food of the dead’, and as such were often served during funerals.