I decided I would try the fava beans this morning. After all, Foul Mudammas is a breakfast favorite of Egyptians. The can said ready to serve, so I dumped them into a little pot, and that's where my trouble began.
They looked weird.
They smelled worse.
I tasted one anyway. I was not thrilled.
I decided they were not for me.
Then (after I had run them down the disposal) I read that you're supposed to add stuff to them, like garlic, onions, cumin, tomato. And that the smell does bother some people, but letting them simmer a little, or using fresh beans, helps reduce the odor. Too late for me today. Maybe I'll try them again sometime.