Soak beans in cold water for 5 hours, or overnight. Drain, put in a saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to the boil and boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes, until just tender. Drain and put to one side. Cook bacon in a large pan until crisp. Add olive oil, onion, garlic, celery and carrot. Cook, gently, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add cabage and salami snf cook for 2 minutes. Put tomatoes, puree, stock, seasoning, herbs and cooked beans into pan. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 45 min until soft. Remove herbs. Serve with crusty bread.
Source: CHAT Magazine