• MSNBC/WSJ: Senate bean soup plan goes awry — Selling famous soup not as simple as it seemed This is an interesting story. Reading it makes me want to cook up some of this famous soup. Here’s the recipe as given in the article:

      Take two pounds of dried navy beans, combine them with four quarts of hot water, 1 ½ pounds of smoked ham hocks, one chopped onion browned in two tablespoons of butter, and salt and pepper to taste (Garlic, carrots, celery, and chicken stock are also sometimes added.)