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Fava beans

What's hitting its peak in April? Fava beans Fava beans have ascended to culinary stardom contrary to all reason: They're expensive, it takes a mountain to wind up with a molehill of beans, and they sometimes require an extra peeling. Still, is there any taste that promises spring as much as that bright flash of green you get from a fava bean? Click here for details.Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times