This is by Todd Wilbur: "It's amazing how many lousy clones for this delicious chili-like soup from Olive Garden are floating on the Web. Some are shared on message boards, others are displayed on sites in a collection of "actual restaurant recipes" (yeah, right!). But they all leave out obvious ingredients you can see, like the carrots, ground beef or two kinds of beans. Others don't get the pasta right--it's obviously ditali pasta (short little tubes). Then there's the recipe that really squeezed the seeds from my gourd--one that's floating around in MasterCook format that lists "Top Secret Recipes" as the source. But wait a minute! I've never created a clone for this dish--not here on the site and not in any book. So, after logging some time over a chopping block, an open flame, and a couple tasty glasses of Merlot, out popped this puppy. And this is the one, kitchen cloners! If you want the taste of Pasta e Fagioli at home, this is the only recipe that will fool in a side-by-side taste test. Accept no other imitation." So says Mr. Wilbur. A friend brought me some of this so I wouldn't have to cook one night and brought me this write up the next day. This is wonderful, whoever's recipe it is.