Top 5 Southern New Years Food
People all over the world have special ways and traditions to celebrate the coming year with some auspicious and special New Years Food. Here are the top 5 Southern New Years food, that are considered to bring in good cheer the coming year...
Southern New Year Foods
- Black Eyed Peas: In the southern states it is considered auspicious to eat black eyed peas on new year, as they resemble coins and swell when cooked, which is sure sign of prosperity. It is considered that eating black peas brings lot of prosperity and good luck. Therefore, on the first day of the year, lunches usually consist of a pot of black eyed peas, a pan of cornbread and cabbage. In South America, a dish called Hopping John is made in which the peas are cooked with a pork product for flavoring (such as bacon, ham bones, fatback, or hog jowl), diced onion, and served with a hot chili sauce or pepper-flavored vinegar.The pork is symbolic of progress and prosperity because the pig is the only animal that eats while it is moving forward.
- Greens: Eating green leafy veggies on New Year’s Eve is a tradition down south. People believe that each bite of greens bring in $1000 in the coming year. So it is a good combination of health and wealth.
- Cornbread: It is believed that cornbread represents gold on the New Year’s Eve and eating it brings prosperity. It is usually eaten with black eyed peas or with a soup of cabbage and black eyed peas.
- Combo Meal: A combination of rice, red beans and black beans are also believed to bring lots of good cheer
- Grapes: It is a tradition to eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight, one for each month of the coming year. It is believed that you should eat each grape by saying the name of the month and if that grape is sweet, it will be a lucky month
These are some of the Southern New Years food that anybody can try for luck and prosperity in the coming year.