Here is something for now. This was originally published in 2005, but it is fitting for this week.
New Year Food Traditions
Most countries and cultures have some traditional foods that are eaten on New Year’s eve or New Year’s day. Most of the foods somehow symbolize prosperity or luck for the coming year. Here is a list of some of those traditional foods. I suppose if we wanted to be really lucky and really rich we could try all of them.
Cuba and Mexico and probably some other latin countries: Twelve grapes are eaten at midnight to symbolize the last 12 months.
Southern United States: Black eyed peas for luck and greens (collard, mustard, kale, cabbage, spinach) for money. Cornbread also brings money
Phillipines: It is important to have food on the table at midnight to insure abundance for the coming year.
I would like to wish all of you a very happy 2012, complete with good health, love, beauty, laughter, music and all other good things!