While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Don't forget to eat your peas, dear - November 9 is National Split Pea Soup Day!
As the weather turns chilly, what better way to warm yourself from the inside out than slurping down a hot, steaming bowl of split pea soup? Gulp to your health today, and enjoy this flavorful soup.
"Get yer pea soup" (or something like it) was a common street shout from vendors in Athens, Greece, as early as 500 B.C. It was even mentioned in Aristophanes's "The Birds," and ever since, pea soup has found itself ingratiated within many cultures. England and Ireland have a long history of serving this soup, in addition to including it in Thackery and Harding novels.
However, if you're worried that someone near you might pull a Linda Blair, à la "The Exorcist," it may be best to avoid serving them split pea soup, if you know what we mean.