Do You Cook Black-Eyed Peas on New Year's Day for Good Luck in the New Year?

You've probably hear about the tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. Apparently even in ancient times it was common to eat black-eyed peas for New Year's luck, and in America, the practice spread across Southern states after the civil war, when "cowpeas" became a sign of luck because they were considered animal food by Northerners, and were one of the few crops that weren't burned by Union troops. ...more
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Weekend Menu Planning: Black-Eyed Peas to Bring You Luck in the New Year

For several years now I've been on a one-woman campaign to get BlogHer readers to cook black-eyed peas for luck on New Year's day. Lots of people make Hopping John, or perhaps Hopping John Soup for New Year's Day, both good ways to get your yearly dose of black-eyed pea good luck, but if you'd like some more creative ways to eat black-eyed peas this year, here are some good ones from food bloggers. ...more

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