The varieties are extremely numerous in this country, the choice sorts being Lima beans shelled green, white wax stringless beans and green string beans of successive varieties from early to late. The Lima bean does not grow in England except as a climbing plant needing a hot and lengthy season to .nature it. Kidney beans, French beans arid haricots verts are our string or snap beans, the kidney beans being the dwarf early kinds. French or string beans are kept green while cooking by being plunged into boiling water containing salt and very little soda or borax; boiled with the lid off, drained as soon as done and plunged in cold water and kept till wanted to warm up in the various sauces. They are nearly always shred lengthwise, not snapped across.

String Beans A La Verz

Cooked in salted water, drained, put into a saucepan with butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg; white sauce and lemon juice.

Haricots Verts A L'Anglaise

String beans boiled, drained, shaken up with butter and chopped parsley.

Haricots Verts Sautes

Drained and simmered in butter, salt, pepper, parsley.

Haricots Verts A La Maitre D'Hotel

Stewed string beans in white parsley sauce.

Haricots Verts Au Beurre Noir

Butter browned by frying, beans saute in it, salt, pepper, vinegar.

Haricots Panaches A La Maitre D'Hotel

String beans and white beans mixed in white parsley sauce. Haricots Blancs a la Mcelle Are navy beans seasoned with marrow.

Haricots Blancs Au Beurre De Piment

Navy beans with minced red pepper in butter.

Haricots Blancs Au Jus

Are served with gravy.

Haricots Rouges A La Bourguignonne

Are red (shelled) beans, cooked in meat stock with wine, herbs and onions.

Cream De Haricots Verts

Is soup made by passing cooked string beans through a seive, adding cream and soup stock.

Potage A La Conde

Is a soup of white beans.

String Beans With Bacon

The popular style, bacon cut dice mixed with the beans.