Borlotti Beans

Symposium trustee Gamze Ineceli introduces a seed planting project started after last year’s Symposium on food and landscape

This is a story of seven regions and seven landscapes where centuries-old production and conservation methods endure from season to season and generation to generation, whose purpose is to preserve, sustain and continue.

Symposium-pics-012

Top row left to right: Alaçatı / İzmir; Karaman; Kars; Antakya. Middle row left to right: Çanakkale; Çanakkale ; Bodrum / Muğla; Cappadocia / Nevşehir; Cappadocia / Nevşehir. Bottom row: Trabzon; Trabzon; Bozcaada / Çanakkale; Tekirdağ; Diyarbakır

Seven regions of Anatolia planted and nurtured dwarf borlotti beans that were graciously donated to the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery by Franchi Seeds in collaboration with the Eden Project and David Matchett of the Borough Market.

Symposium-pics-012

Map of Turkey showing the growing areas for the borlotti beans