DYK: Pease porridge hot, peace porridge cold

black pot and fire placeDid you know that….


In olden days all kinds of food went into a big pot for cooking. If you sat down to a meal with a family you often had to take ‘pot luck’ and could never be quite sure what you would be served.

Sometimes what was in the pot might be ‘pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold or pease porridge in the pot, nine days old.’