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U.s. House of Representatives Bean Soup

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Category: Stews

 Ingredients List

  • 2 ÊÊÊ pounds No. 1 white
  • -Michigan beans
  • Unds No. 1
  • -white Michigan beans
  • 1
  • -white Michigan beans
  • 1 ÊÊÊ moked ham hock
  • M hock


Cover beans with cold water and soak overnight. Drain and recover with
water. Add a smoked ham hock and simmer slowly for about 4 hours until
beans are cooked tender. Then add salt and pepper to suit taste. Just
before serving, bruise beans with large spoon or ladle, enough to cloud.
from A Book of Favorite Recipes, Compiled by Wesley Foundation, United
Methodist Campus Ministry at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
ÑÑÑÑÑ Notes: All about Our Bean SoupRecipe for Bean Soup served in U.S.
House of Representatives Restaurant Bean Soup has been a featured item on
the menu of the House of Representatives Restaurant since long before that
day in 1904 when the then Speaker of the House, Joseph G. Cannon, of
Illinois, came into the House Restaurant and ordered Bean Soup. Then, as
now, Bean Soup was a hearty, zesty, and filling dish; but it was typically
hot and humid in Washington that day; and therefore, Bean Soup had been
omitted from the menu. "Thunderation," roared Speaker Cannon, "I had my
mouth set for Bean Soup," and, he continued, "from now on, hot or cold,
rain, snow, or shine, I want it on the menu every day." And so it has
beenBean Soup on the menu every single day since. For our many friends
who over the years continue to ask for the recipe for this famous soup, we
print it herewith, just as it has always been made (adapted to family-size
quantity) in the House Restaurant Kitchen in the Capitol.
~ - sent via an evaluation copy of BulkRate (unregistered).

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