With the popularity of low-carb diets increasing, beans have moved to the forefront of many Americans' diets. High in protein and easily grown and stored, beans are also fat free and have a high fiber content. Bean-lover and former charter boat chef White shares dozens of recipes that feature beans as their primary ingredient, placing equal emphasis on various types of beans, including black, white, garbanzo and red beans, as well as lentils. Ethnic dishes, such as Puerto Rican Garbanzos Fritos, and Zuppa Di Fagioli Alla Toscana, appear alongside American favorites like Red and White Chili, and Kidney Bean Salad. Most of the recipes are delightful, although some might raise eyebrows, such as Fake 'Em Out Fudge (made with black beans, butter, cocoa, vanilla, powdered sugar and walnuts). White also includes a standard bean soaking and cooking table, and a nutritional guide for diverse varieties of white and red beans.