National Pepper Pot Day
Celebrated annually on December 29th, the National Pepper Pot Day praises a thick spicy soup that was first created on December 29th,1777 by the General baker of Continental army to feed the hungry and cold soldiers during the harsh winter of 1777-1778 which later was named the soup that won the war.
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Why Pepper Pot Day?
It was during the revolutionary war around 1777 that the Continental army experienced a brutal winter, the Continental army was cold and low on food because the farmers sold all their supplies to the British army for money rather than getting their low currency.
It was at this time that George Washington asked the general chef of the army to prepare food for the army that could warm them and also boost their morale. Christopher Ludwick who was the general baker of the army started looking for whatever he could get, and he found scraps of tripe, meat, and some peppercorn amongst some other seasoning, he mixed all these and created a thick, hot and spicy soup that could feed the army. After the army received the soup they called it the soup that won the war. Christopher Ludwick invented this soup on December 29th, 1777 and this is the reason we celebrate the Pepper pot day on December 29th of every year.
Nowadays the soup has many varieties but now we know how the original soup was formed and how it helped the army. In the south, this is a staple American dish. Pepper pot is a thick stew of beef tripe, pepper, vegetables, and some other seasoning.
During the early 19th century in Philadelphia, John Lewis Krimmel, an Artist by profession, went on to paint a pepper pot street vendor. His work was first exhibited in 1811 at the Academy of the Fine Arts in Pennsylvania. The painting portrays soup being served from a pot by a black barefoot woman to white customers.
The pepper pot Award is an annual award ceremony that is held by the PRSA to recognize the top PR professionals in Philadelphia.
In 1968 Bill Parker suggested the name The Pepperpot Award to conjure up excitement, liveliness, and good humor there are a few famous people who were born on pepper pot day and they are as below:1.Ross Lynch2.Jude Law 3.Jon Voight 4.Danny McBride5.Mary Tyler Moore 6.Mekhi Phifer 7.Ted Danson 8.Eric Berry 9.Michael Cudlitz 10.Sean Payton 11.Jane Levy.
How Can We Observe National Pepper Pot Day?
- Cook some Pepper Pot Stew!
One of the great ways to celebrate this historic dish is to make your own Pepper Pot Soup. Especially when the weather is cold it is the best way to warm up.
- Show your Pepper Pot Soup love on social media!
Share your favorite pepper pot soup recipes and tips to enjoy it for friends on social media! Use #NationalPepperPotDay and #PepperPotDay to post on social media today.
- Bond with family over some piping hot pepper pot!
Throw a family party and use this opportunity to spend more time with your loved ones, make them the soup and bring smiles to their faces.
Interesting Facts About National Pepper Pot Day:
These facts about soups will leave you surprised!
- Soups are classified into two groups – Clear soup and Thick soup! Pepper Pot is a Thick soup group.
- There is evidence that shows soups were being served around 6000 BC.
- Depending on climate and region, soups can be served hot or even cold with sweet or savory flavor.
- In 1897 Dr. John T. Dorrance, who was a chemist with the Campbell soup company, invented condensed soup.
- The origin of word soup comes from the combination of two Sanskrit words suand po, which means good nutrition.
- Americans eat more than ten billion bowls of soup every year and their favorite is chicken noodle soup.7.In the U.K they love tomato soup.
History of National Pepper Pot Day:
The Invention of Pepper Pot soup is credited to Christopher Ludwick on December 29, 1977. However, the founder and origin of Pepper Pot Day seem to have been lost in the preparation of this spicy thick soup! This day is celebrated as a fun food holiday in the US. The history behind the Pepper Pot is remembered with pride and enjoyed by many for all that it is!