What can you say about a traditional dish -- popular among Italians and other Mediterranean peoples -- which, if not prepared properly, can cause the misfiring of neurotransmitters -- for acetylcholine to play dead?
Tasty . . .
They are lupini beans; and the trick is to brine them and to rinse them on a daily basis, for a week or so; that is, until the bitterness associated with the anticholinergic compounds -- associated with lupin poisoning -- are leeched from them. Those that I had prepared this evening, will be ready on Monday or thereabouts.
They are typically eaten at room temperature as a bar snack, along with beer -- say, a Guinness or two or three.
Got to love the Italians; there's not a single warning or set of instructions on the bag . . .