A friend asked me what I was planning for my July column. "Black bean burgers," said I.
"Really, why?" was the clearly unenthusiastic response.
Well, for one thing, I like beans. I love beans, in fact. And lately I have had vegetarian burgers on the brain.
But I wasn't after the handcrafted veggie burger you've seen in food magazines, photographed to look not just like a burger, but the best-looking burger you've ever seen. Big, beautiful, bodacious and juicy — the classic here's-a-gorgeous-burger-that-even-carnivores-would-like.