I had fava beans for the first time this weekend. I bought them at the farmer's market. I prepared them properly but, is it an acquired taste? After removing the inner skin, I mashed them and mixed them with some mint pesto I had made. I used them for crostini. It was ok. And then I made a pasta with the fava bean/pesto mixture. This time I cooked the fava pesto a little more before adding the pasta. Do they require more cooking? They just seem 'raw' to me. I check their nutritional data and it is very good so I would like to enjoy them.