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Road Trip Week 1: Activity: Bean Hole Beans

Inspired by the Boston baked beans we made this week as our regional recipe, we decided to explore more traditional methods of baking beans.


Did you know you can bake beans in a hole in the ground? Bean hole beans originated with the Penobscot Nation, who cooked their beans in clay pots in rock-lined holes. This cooking method became popular at Maine lumber camps and is still used by many Mainer's today, especially for local events. You can learn more about the history of Bean hole beans HERE.


For this week's activity, we decided to learn first-hand how to cook bean hole beans.

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