31 Dec Good luck foods
- Eat 12 grapes at the midnight, one to bring good luck to each month of the year.
- Simmer a big pot of the classic Hoppin’ John, which is rumored to be auspicious because the black-eyed peas resemble coins and the greens paper bills.
- Bake a coin into a cake, and tell whoever gets it in their slice that they’re in for the luckiest year yet (just warn everyone first so that there are no dental emergencies).
- Eat some lentils (we have so, so many ways), because, again, they kind of look like money—about as much as spicy, bacon-infused greens resemble dollar bills.
- Cook some lucky swine in any of its forms (pancetta, pork chops, etc.).
- Slurp some noodles, which symbolize a long, happy life.
- Maybe this is the year you roast a whole fish (the Chinese word for fish, “Yu,” sounds like the word for abundance).
- And don’t forget about ring-shaped foods of all stripes: donuts, bagels, and onion rings, to start.
For ideas and recipes to test your luck go to food52.com
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