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Philadelphia Pepper Pot

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  • Hugh Lipton Jun 23, 2005 08:36 PM
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I have menudo recipes and spanish and italian for tripe but don't have one for Philadelphia Pepper Pot. I'm sure I could go to Google or some other search engine and find a recipe but if someone had a family recipe it might be a lot more interesting. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Look for early American History or Rev War recipes. Pepper pot soup sustained Gen.Washington and his troops during Valley Forge.I made it once in school and remember it being very rich.

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    1. re: scottie

      I have several recipes in various cookbooks, too many to list. Any book on American cookery, Evan Jones's or James Beard's, for instance, will have it - I believe there's one in the older Joy of Cooking, and Fannie Farmer has to have one. The one I find most inviting, though I have yet to make it, is in the Bookbinder's cookbook, from the famous Philadelphia restaurant.

      I love that stuff, but especially now that I'm in Southern California it's hard to find the kind of weather that seems to call for it...

      1. re: Will Owen

        A brief sojourn in San Francisco in a place that has a kitchen where you can cook will whet your appetite for this fabulous soup. As Samuel Clemens wrote, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.".