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This Week in Our Company Chat Room: Chickpea Water > Chicken Water

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In Overheard, we're sharing all of the best tidbits we couldn't help picking up onfrom smart tips on the Hotline to funny quotes heard around the water cooler and more.

Canned Beans

Aquafaba (leftover chickpea liquid) is having a moment. We were a little late to its debut party though: Where have we bean—er, been? Somehow we missed Dan Barber whipping it up into fluffy piles in his March pop-up restaurant, wastED and French chef Joël Roessel using it to create vegan versions of treats like meringue and chocolate mousse.

Vegan Meringue Vegan Merigue

When we were finally introduced to this magical egg replacement earlier this week, we didn't waste any time testing it out ourselves. Here's the play-by-play:

Food52 HipChat

Food52 HipChat

Chickpea water meringue has to taste better than chicken water meringue, right? Find out what happened when we gave chickpeas a chance.

Tell us: How have you used chickpea water? 

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