After trying many different Pasta e Fagioli recipes and found them lacking I finally found the perfect one. This recipe is a combination from 2 different chef’s and a bit of a twist of my own additions (David Ruggerio, chef on FoodNetwork many moons ago and Emeril Lagasse's essence seasoning mix). This is the best pasta fagioli I’ve ever had or made. The flavored oil and the Essence seasoning make this soup! It's great on cold winter evenings or for that matter any other evening. I hope you enjoy it as much as my we do.