Originally Posted by Matt Kay
Green limas. I'll eat haggis, uni, anything pickled, (would try durian) but have never liked green lima beans.
If lima beans are "old," or overgrown, they are dry and woody. I don't like them then at all, but if they are picked young and cooked the same day, they are wonderful. When I was a kid I used to pick and shell them on my aunt's farm, and she would cook them in the most delicious and ethereal cream sauce. I can still see, smell and taste them. And yes, often when I buy them now, I am disappointed by the texture, because they are not as young and fresh as I think they should be.