So ... I'm trying to learn to like beans. I'm not a picky eater by any means, but I'll pull out the picky eater rationale and say "it's a texture thing." I like black beans in small doses, and enjoy roasted garbanzos, and hummus. So, what I've concluded is that if the bean is to be eaten whole and unroasted, the smaller the better.
I've seen some recipes lately that look promising that include cannellini beans so I bought a can last night (dried were not available at Kroger nor at Whole Foods). Another name for cannellini is "white kidney bean" but they are very small compared to kidneys and I don't like kidneys. Cannellinis also look very similar to navy beans to me.
So ... what's the difference between cannellinis and navys? Taste, texture, skin thickness, cooking, ???