Ever since coming across this recipe a couple of weeks ago, I've had a hankering for some split pea soup. Today, I gave into that urge. My version is very simple, and requires very little active prep time. Just brown the pork (if you're using it) and sweat the onions and carrot, then add the water and peas and simmer into soupy oblivion. With some crusty bread and a glass of wine, it's a perfect meal. Few things in life are both this satisfying and this easy, so I hope you'll give it a try.