"It is a lot of work for what you get." This is a quote from my father, William Brown". He was a 'Gardner Extraordinaire.'
Cookiecrumb: 'A lot of trouble'.
Fava Beans are easy to grow. Throw them in the ground like Jack and the Beanstalk and you will have a bean pod to the castle.
Blanch them, spilt them, add a little garlic, salt, olive oil and eat them.
What more do you need?