Alessi 6 oz. Pasta Fazool Neapolitan Bean Soup
There is nothing quite as satisfying as a bowl of rich, hearty soup. Soups are eaten in almost every corner of the world and over the years, certain soups have become associated with particular countries- Italy is no exception, with several regions boasting claim to some of the world's best soups. Pasta Fazool (Minestrone) is synonymous with the Southern region of Italy. "Fazool" is from the Italian word "Fagioli," which means "bean". The Neapolitans perfected this thick, three bean, multi-vegetable pasta soup which entitled them to rename the dish in their own dialect and it thus became known as "Pasta Fazool". People today eat soup for different reasons than they did yester year. Once considered an inexpensive meal for the poor, soup has become popular among the health conscious consumer.