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Pepper Pot Soup Changing the City

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2019-01-07 17:41
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 16:30
Free Library of Philadelphia: Culinary Literacy Center
1901 Vine St

Food has the ability to shape a city’s culture, as much as a city’s culture can change it’s food. Philadelphia’s own pepper pot soup has its own folklore tales and legend dating back to the Revolutionary War. No matter how stirring the war tale may be, the real origin story for this Caribbean dish comes from the African American diaspora, mixing Caribbean flavors with Northeast Atlantic ingredients to create a culinary beacon in Philadelphia’s early food scene. Philadelphia chef Kurt Evans will make pepper pot soup and discuss its historical context related to race, class, and culture in our Changing City.

Tickets for this class are $15 and can be purchased from Generous tasting included.

This program is inspired by the exhibition, Philadelphia: The Changing City, on view now in our William B. Dietrich Gallery from October 10, 2018 through April 13, 2019. This event is part of Philadelphia: The Changing City Events Day. To learn more, visit:

Image by La Cuisiniere

1901 Vine St 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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