My mother added gigante beans to her antipasto platter at Thanksgiving, and I had no idea what to expect. This is a bean that originates from Spain and Greece, and is in the white bean family. It's much larger than a normal bean and carries a full creamy, sweet taste. I have yet to try cooking with it on my own, but love the ones from Whole Foods (found in their antipasto salad bar). The marinade is simple, fresh, and still allows the bean's own flavors to really come through. Definitely my favorite bean of the moment.