I just cooked some Roman beans for the first time....I cook beans a lot. It's an economic, environmentally friendly protein source. Roman beans after they are cooked look just slightly larger than cooked pinto beans, but taste the exact same. I really can't tell much difference in texture or flavor. Season as you'd like of course. You can season beans Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Thai, what ever! Just keep the oil, meat, and cheese out if your goal is to make them healthy.