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Pepper Pot Day

Date When Celebrated : Always December 29

Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.  Pepper Pot soup was first made on December 29, 1777.

According to the legend...........

During the Revolutionary war, the Continental army was camped at Valley Forge.  The winter was cold and harsh. Conditions were deplorable. Food was often scarce. George Washington asked his army's chef to prepare a meal for the army, that would both warm them, and boost their moral. The chef found scraps of tripe, small bits of meat and some peppercorn. He mixed this in with some other ingredients, and created Pepper Pot soup, also known as "Philadelphia Pepper Pot soup”. The hot, and somewhat spicy soup, was well received by the troops. It was  called "the soup that won the war”.

Celebrate Pepper Pot Day by making some Pepper Pot soup for the family. Note: while tripe was a main ingredient of this soup, you can substitute with chicken or beef.


Origin of Pepper Pot Day:

This warm and hearty day dates back to when it was first made to serve the Continental Army on December 29, 1777. We do not know when it first was celebrated as a special day, or who started this tradition. However, it certainly is a day that will warm you up!   


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May we suggest: Deviled Eggs

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