National Pepper Pot Day

December 29

When is National Pepper Pot Day?

National Pepper Pot Day happens on Sunday December 29, 2024.

Celebrate National Pepper Pot Day with a Bowl of Soup!

National Pepper Pot Day is here, and it’s time to celebrate! If you’ve never heard of pepper pot soup, you’re in for a treat. This traditional soup has been around since the 1700s and is still enjoyed today. But what exactly is pepper pot soup? Let’s dive into this delicious dish and explore its history.

A Little Bit of History

Pepper pot soup is believed to have originated in Philadelphia in the 1700s. It was first made by immigrants, from the West Indies, who had recently arrived in the city. The original recipe called for tripe (the stomach lining of cows or sheep) as well as vegetables and herbs like carrots, onions, celery, turnips, parsley, thyme, bay leaves and peppercorns. The combination of ingredients gave the soup its name – pepper pot. Over time, the tripe was replaced with more accessible ingredients such as beef or pork ribs. Today, pepper pot soup can be made with a variety of different meats and vegetables depending on personal preference.

What Does it Taste Like?

Pepper pot soup has a thick consistency that comes from cooking down all the ingredients until they are soft and tender. The flavors are savory but not too spicy because there is no added heat aside from the peppercorns used in the original recipe. The broth is rich and flavorful thanks to the addition of vegetables like onion and celery that give it an earthy taste.

Pepper Pot Variations

There are many variations of pepper pot soup depending on where you live or which culture you come from. In Jamaica, pepper pot stew features bold flavors like garlic and scallions. In Trinidad & Tobago it’s typically served with rice or bread for a heartier meal. No matter where you get your pepper pot from though, it’s sure to be delicious!

So if you’re looking for something warm and comforting to eat on National Pepper Pot Day this December 29th then why not give this traditional dish a try? Whether you choose to make your own version at home or order one up from your favorite local restaurant – you won’t be disappointed! Happy National Pepper Pot Day everyone!

When does National Pepper Pot Day happen next year?

National Pepper Pot Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday December 29, 2025
  • Tuesday December 29, 2026
  • Wednesday December 29, 2027
  • Friday December 29, 2028
  • Saturday December 29, 2029


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