Interesting article. Don't soak your dried beans! Now even the cool kids agree Pretty scientific in a shade-tree kitchen sort of way. Notice the comment near the bottom about the taste from an Aluminum cookpot. If you can taste it, you're eating it. Aluminum is bad for your health in several different ways. One of the wisest moves I ever made was a total ban on Aluminum cookware forty years ago. I think it greatly prolonged my period of almost godlike physical perfection. Up until last week, anyway. Cooking in cast iron, BTW, provides traces of iron that the body needs. They pulled all the old cast iron pots out of an orphanage in Indonesia a zillion years ago, and thereafter the kids started getting sick. Iron deficiency anemia, I think it was. They brought all the old ironware back, and the problem went away.