Gaga for Garbanzos

Yotam Ottolenghi lauds the chickpea:

“In a classroom full of every legume, the chickpea would be sat front and centre, my star student to whom I’d show a certain degree of favouritism. It’s not that the chickpea is any better than its classmates, but, assuming the role of teacher’s pet, it is eager enough constantly to want to please.”