They came. They tasted. They voted. And the winner of Tuesday's "Bean Soup Taste-Off" at the Douglas County Historical Society was NOT the recipe used by Alexandria's famous Senator Knute Nelson.
Instead, the honor went to Idaho Senator Fred Dubois' bean soup recipe that includes - heaven, forbid - potatoes.
The recipe was recently featured by Echo Press food column writer Sue Doeden, who attended the event and served guests.
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