Food Discussion : Why We Eat Black-Eyed Peas on New Year's Day

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    Do you know why black-eyed peas are lucky on New Year's Day? As with most superstitions, there are several answers to the question. Typically, the belief that black-eyed peas are a lucky New Year's meal is especially popular in the south, so it has to do with our history, right? Maybe.

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    Southern New Year's Traditions

    Why do we eat black-eyed peas, hog jowls and collard greens on New Year's? Find out the history behind the myths!
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    New Year’s Day Tradition – Black-Eyed Peas and Greens

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    On New Year’s Day, you’ll find people throughout the South eating black-eyed peas and greens. Many former Southerners have spread this tradition to other parts of the country. If this tradition is new to you, you probably have lots of questions – how did the tradition start? What do the foods symbolize? How do I cook them? Here are some answers to get you started.

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    Why Are Black-Eyed Peas and Greens a New Year's Tradition?

    A look at the New Year's traditional foods of the South: black-eyed peas and greens. Eating these foods will bring you luck in the new year.
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    Your Black-Eyed Pea Questions Answered

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    If you are planning to celebrate the New Year in the Southeast, it is most likely that you will be offered black-eyed peas in some form, either just after midnight or on New Year's Day. From grand gala gourmet dinners to small casual gatherings with friends and family, these flavorful legumes are traditionally, according to Southern folklore, the first food to be eaten on New Year's Day for luck and prosperity throughout the year ahead.

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    Southern Cuisine: Why We Eat Black-Eyed Peas for the New Year

    Learn black-eyed peas Southern folklore, New Year's traditions, recipes, and cooking how-to's. Good nutrition and luck surround this staple of the South.
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    Hi Sister Liberty ... i wondered the same thing years ago ...

    https://destee.com/threads/black-eyed-peas-and-new-years-day.5330/

    Thanks for adding more information regarding this.

    Since it does appear to be a southern / enslaved African thing ... :look:

    maybe it's 'cause the white folk let us eat all the black eyed peas we wanted on new years day

    if we stayed alive from all the beatings and malnutrition the prior year

    maybe it was a reward ... and the good luck that you make it alive to next years black eyed peas

    iono ... i'm jes say'n ... :)

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    Here's an alternative for those tired of Black Eyed Peas ...


    Gullah-Style Hoppin' John, a traditional New Year's dish from the American South, is served in the Sweet Home Cafe with sea island red peas instead of black eyed peas.
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    https://destee.com/threads/black-hi...-years-in-the-making.87729/page-3#post-968809
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