National Pepper Pot Day

December 29, 2009

What's that you say? 'Tis Pepper Pot Day? 232 years ago today, during the Revolutionary War, a chef concocted Pepper Pot, a soup made of tripe, small pieces of meat, and peppercorns. As the tale is told, the Continental Army at Valley Forge was doing poorly during the harsh winter and they were low on food. The soup was made with what was available and is quoted as being, "the soup that won the war." It's also known as Philadelphia Pepper Pot. Pepper Pot is also a Caribbean dish and is the national dish of Guyana. There are many different versions of the soup, but they all are a hot and spicy dish. Make a delicous Pepper Pot from these recipes at Jet Chef or here on Foodista.

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