pasta e fagioli

Pronunciation: [PAH-stah eh fah-JYOH-lee]

Italian for "pasta and beans." This dish is actually a hearty soup of pasta, beans, vegetables and pork, flavored with garlic and olive oil.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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