Your photos are great! I have had fresh fava beans, once, and they were amaZING. Is there anyone who sells fresh or canned fava beans? All I can find are the dried fava beans. Thanks!
My guess is you'll need to wait for summer for fresh favas- I think I read they reach their peak in July. Egyptian cuisine uses fava beans a lot, so maybe look in a North African grocery store if you can find one?
In Palestine, people cook fava beans with the shell on, especially if the beans are in season and the pods are still tender. people divine the pod and cut it into inch length. they taste great with olive oil, onions, garlic and fresh cilantro. also the fava beans with the pod on is cooked as a stew with lamb and broth with white rice on the side. fresh lemon squeezed while it is being eaten.
Look in the frozen foods section. Favas are often sold frozen so you can enjoy them all year long!
The only way to really enjoy fresh broad beans (fava beans) is freshly picked. Either from a local market or fresh from the garden. They are delicious.
The beans must be both shelled (pod removed) and then individually peeled after blanching.