I got a beans & pulses cookbook for xmas on account that my new years resolution was to eat more of these. I'm doing a dish tonight, got all the ingredients i need apart from broad beans for the starter. Does anyone know anywhere within a 15 min walk of guy's hospital i can get some (tinned or dried)? I don't recall seeing any stall's at borough market that sell baens?
You could try substituting peas - just thinking of the colour and texture really. Or perhaps fresh borlotti beans, although they're more the colour of ointment so might look a bit funny. Plus you probably can't buy them. Frozen broad beans should be okay though, they probably sell them in Tesco at the Elephant.
It's not quite within the 15 minutes' walk, but Baldwins healthfoods on Walworth road has a great supply of canned and dried beans. There's also a small healthfood and juice stall within the market - near Brindisa?