National Pepper Pot Day is celebrated every year on December 29th.
It is meant to celebrate a soup that was nicknamed ‘The Soup That Won The War.’ The war here refers to the American Revolutionary War for independence from Britain.
The Philadelphia Pepper Pot soup is a thick soup made up of beef tripe, whatever vegetables are available, and of course, peppercorns.
This peppery soup has a long history and probably originates from the Caribbean.
It was brought over to America by enslaved people, who later sold the soup out in the streets.