Can you please get a recipe from the Carolina Inn for Southern red bean soup with shrimp and sausage? We had it as a starter a couple of weeks ago. I tried, but mine wasn't nearly as good. -- P.M., Chapel Hill
Jimmy Reale is executive chef at Carolina Crossroads (211 Pittsboro St.; 918-2777; www.carolinainn.com), the restaurant in the Carolina Inn.
Chef Reale gladly spills the beans.
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