I don't think I ever had this dish until I moved to Italy. Each region of the country has their own way of making pasta and beans soup. Every region thinks their way is the best/correct way.
I have heard it pronounced in New York and New Jersey as Pasta Fazoool.
With all this rainy weather I crave this delicious hearty soup.
Here is Giada de Laurentiis' RECIPE.
What is your favorite winter soup?