Press coverage of Rancho Gordo has been plentiful, no doubt in part due to their colorful beans themselves. When the owners first started, beans seemed to be off of almost everyone’s radar. The press has been very generous in helping to spread the word about what Rancho Gordo does. Recent articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chow, Sunset, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Country Home, San Francisco Chronicle, and Chile Pepper have all contributed to the groundswell of interest in heirloom beans and New World food. In January of 2008, Saveur Magazine listed Rancho Gordo at number two on their esteemed Saveur 100 list.
As you cook their heirloom beans, keep in mind that we have a common New World culture with Mexico and the rest of the Americas. What you are doing isn’t exotic and esoteric. It’s continuing traditions that are well-established for a reason. Most who are immigrants to the Americas are staying, so rather than constantly trying to reproduce English gardens or European wine, it’s nice to know what’s from here and discover ways of incorporating these ingredients into your kitchen. New World food is exciting, tasty, healthy, romantic, and possibly, easier on the earth.
At Genesis Kitchen, we are proud to provide to our customers Rancho Gordo Heirloom Beans. Not only are these beans great tasting when cooked, they are also open-pollinated seeds that can be planted and you’ll get the exact same bean. They tend to have a lower yield and can be much more difficult to grow but the pay off is in the unique flavors and textures that you don’t find with bland commodity beans. Click here to browse our selection of Rancho Gordo Heirloom Beans available for purchase.