You can't even say "Beans AND Franks" without sounding pretentious: it's Beans n Franks. Simple, straightforward and about as basic as a food can get. I've no doubt this one-pot-two-ingredient meal has been enjoyed around campfires, by boy scouts and hoboes, for a long time.
This is an abridged version of an article I wrote for Newcity last week; it's about how food brings people together -- even -- perhaps especially -- for those of us living in what Mike Huckabee terms a "Bubble-ville."
Chef Christiane Pereira of Taste of Brasil Café apparently got enough compliments about her hot sauce that she decided to start a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of her "I'm Hot Sauce" on a larger scale.