I've been reading about fava beans & have always wanted to try them. When I was recently at a local produce market I thought I saw them & asked but everyone else around me knew them as Kentucky beans. They looked the same - really long & flat, with a handful of whitish beans inside. I asked a woman who was buying them & she said she'd grown up all her life knowing them as Kentucky beans, and that they cooked up really nicely with bacon, but given that there are so many bean varieties, I didn't buy them to test (regretting this).
Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks!