|My First Holy Communion in Naples, Italy|
I was 9 years-old when I moved to Naples. It was a colorful, chaotic, noisy, beautiful place. I loved everything about it – the people, the beaches, and the food! It was there that I began to appreciate the flavor of really fresh food. Pasta e Fagioli (Beans) is a hearty soup that is wonderfully comforting on a chilly autumn evening. Imbued with the taste of ham, garlic, and tomatoes, and the textures of pasta, beans, and broth, it brings back memories of my childhood! You may also hear this soup pronounced “Pasta Fah-jool” or “Fah-zool” from different Italian dialects.
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|Grapes at Roblar Winery in Santa Ynez, CA|