December 28th Pepper Pot Day

So Pepper Pot Soup saved the day at Valley Forge, first made on December 29th, 1777. Conditions were really bad at Valley Forge in the Winter of 1777. The Army was falling part and there seemed to be little anyone could do about it. Then a cook made up some pepper pot soup, a thick spicy liquid that seemed to fill the belly and increase the will to go on. It was very tasty, and filling, even if it did burn the roof of your mouth off. But the main thing was, it kept the men warm when nothing else could.

How to celebrate – Have some Pepper Pot Soup. Don’t ask what’s in the soup, you really don’t want to know. Visit Valley Forge.

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