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    ITALIAN MINESTRONE

    Minestrone is a vegetable soup originating from Italy. It is usually made out of whatever vegetables are in season. It can be a vegetarian dish, it could also contain meat or a meat based broth like chicken stock. Bean broth is argued to be the base of a minestrone and that Borlotti beans also called Roman beans are the beans to use for a genuine minestrone. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup dried beans 1/4 lb. salt pork, diced 1 cup carrots, diced 1 cup celery, chopped 1/2 cup onions, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 bay leaf 1/4 tsp. thyme 1 qt. soup stock 1 cup elbow macaroni 1 cup tomatoes, canned…