National Pepper Pot Day

National Pepper Pot Day

Pepper Pot is a thick, spicy soup that is a staple American dish, especially in the south. What is Pepper Pot? It’s a soup made with twelve ingredients. Let’s now look at the history of National Pepper Pot Day. The original origins of the soup were actually December 29, 1777, when the Revolutionary War began. It was created by the Continental Army during a particularly harsh winter at Valley Forge. Because the local farmers had sold their surplus food to the British Army, the soldiers were starving. They could not afford the currency the Continental soldiers could give them for their crops so they sold their entire supply to them. Christopher Ludwick, a general baker of the Continental Army, collected whatever food he could find to feed the frail and cold soldiers. The ingredients were then combined with other seasonings to create the spicy, thick and hot pepper pot soup. It was quickly dubbed “the soup that won war”. The soup provided soldiers with the warmth and strength they needed to fight back against the cold winter weather. You can make your own Pepper Pot soup. It’s a great way for winter nights to warm up, sitting around the fire and listening to family stories. Four cups of water, four teaspoons of chicken broth powder, two medium-sized potatoes, two medium-sized carrots that are also grated, one cup of all purpose flour, one cup of water, two teaspoons salt, one teaspoon pepper, one cup more water, and six cups milk.

The event is ongoing.

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