Garlicky White Bean Soup



  1. Put the beans, garlic, and rosemary in a pot with 6 cups water over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat so the mixture bubbles steadily.
  3. Cook, stirring every 20 minutes for, 45 to 90 minutes depending on the bean and whether or they are soaked first.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir to break them up even more.
  5. Mash or puree some or all of the soup.
  6. Taste, adjust the seasoning with more salt or pepper, and serve with a drizzle of olive oil on top of each bowl.