Good Luck Foods For The New Year

United States
December 29, 2011 5:28am CST
I live in Texas and it is traditional to eat black eyed peas to bring good luck for The New Year. They are eaten New Year's eve and or New Year's day. I am not crazy about black eyed peas but I do eat some. I usually buy Texas Caviar from my organic supermarket. Texas Caviar is a black eyed pea salad. Other persons eat "greens" to bring good luck: collard greens. I also eat cabbage and sometimes sauerkraut and pork to bring good luck. I have read somewhere that these foods are believed to bring good luck if eaten on New Year's eve or day. I am always looking for new suggestions on what to eat to bring good luck for The New Year. What do you eat to bring good luck? Happy New Year!
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• United States
30 Dec 11
Just call me jinxed! I don't like the smell of black eye peas. and I don't like the smell of sauerkraut or cabbage. As for prok, a huge no-no, I only sneak it in on a pizza!
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• United States
30 Dec 11
So what do you eat on New Year's Eve and what about New Year's Day? I bought a black eyed pea relish by New Canaan Farms. It is called Hill Country Caviar. and made outside of Austin. It is delicious. And I bought vegetable dumplings that have cabbage in them.
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• United States
30 Dec 11
Nothing special. News Eve? I will have ... chicken and tater tots. News Year Day? I don't know. But nothing lucky.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
31 Dec 11
When I lived in Asia, it was a common practice to have round things on the table on new year's eve. Mostly fruits that are round. I think they got this from the chinese. Round symbolizing good luck. Personally, I think champaign is the most 'goodluck' food/beverage during new year's eve parties.
• United States
31 Dec 11
There are so many traditions out there. I did not know this. You have taught me something new that I will be certain to pass it on. The Chinese have many, many ,many rich traditions. I wish their leaders would give them more freedom. Sadly, they have a tradition of being very oppressed by their leaders. I wish The Chinese people democracy in 2012.
@KrauseHome (32781)
• United States
30 Dec 11
I have heard about the Black Eyed peas thing for bringing Good Luck, and I actually know a couple of people that make sure that they have some. I know others who follow the Greens thing as well. Some might even do both just to really ensure it. But overall, all we can is be positive at all times, and plan for things. Even if things do not go as we would like, staying positive is always the KEY.
• United States
31 Dec 11
Being positive is a food of sorts. I try to be positive but it is not always easy. When all else fails, I eat. My motto is "Life is uncertain: Eat dessert first". Or at least that is one of my mottos, The wonderful organic supermarket next door to me is selling both greens and black eyed pea salad (Texas Caviar) in their prepared food section.
• United States
29 Dec 11
My mother makes black eyed peas and we will be eating that as well. Happy new year to ou..
• United States
29 Dec 11
Are you living in the south or from the south? I am a yankee who lives in Texas. We do not eat black eyed peas in the northeast for good luck. We always had Chinese Food when I was growing up. I was told that eating black eyed peas on New Years for good luck is a southern tradition. Is that correct? Do you know why?