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This warm and hearty meal dates back to when it was first made to serve the Continental Army on December 29, 1777. During the Revolutionary war, the Continental army was camped at Valley Forge. George Washington asked his army’s chef to prepare a meal for the army that would both warm them and boost their moral. The chef found scraps of tripe, small bits of meat and some peppercorn. He mixed this in with some other ingredients, and created Pepper Pot soup. It was well received by the troops and was called “the soup that won the war”.