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  • n. A hole dug for the purpose of cooking beans underground on hot coals.


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bean +‎ hole


  • Emblematic in-ground meals—the New England clam bake, lobster bake, beanhole beans and hasty pudding; pit-barbecued pig in the Southeast; lamb in the Midwest, beef in the Far West; and luaus in Hawaii—seemed to spring from the soil of different regions.

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  • Maynard Stanley is a third-generation “critter catcher,” the founder of a special effects production company, and the king of beanhole “suppahs,” the traditional staple of church suppers, firehouse dinners, and family reunions throughout the state of Maine.

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  • We also eat beanhole beans, smelt and beans and new potatoes in cream.

    You Can't Get There from He-ah

  • The pack was unrolled and blankets were spread, the fire had been drawn aside, disclosing a beanhole, out of which Hiram K. was lifting an oven.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • Meals were served through a beanhole …. shoving was usually not required (sometimes I would just leave a meal if detainees were praying).

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  • Luau is the Hawaiian Islands’ clambake, beanhole dinner, and barbecue: the primordial outdoor feast of a pig roasted in the ground in an imu oven, kalua pork.

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  • Some communities come together around long-established feasts—Maine’s beanhole dinner and clambake; the St. Pius Barbecued Mutton day in Kentucky; New Mexico’s horno tamales; the fish boils of Door County, Wisconsin.

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  • When people taste our beanhole beans, there’s no going back.

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