I came across these beans by the name "fava" in the international market I do much of my shopping in. I decided to get a couple pounds worth. My oldest son loves every type of bean and pea so far to hit the table before him. I figured if I didn't like them maybe he could finish them off. I did a small amount of research in regards to how to prepare them and I proceeded to work on the beans. Fava beans are very tasty. They remind me much of edamame (soybean in the pod). The texture so smooth with a nice natural flavor so they are tolerable without salt. The downside.......the yield on fava beans is extremely poor. Has anyone ever cooked with fava?