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Food Porn Friday: Lucky Foods for a Happy New Year

30 Dec
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What types of food do you serve on New Year’s Day that are traditional, good luck foods which symbolize wealth, prosperity and long life in your culture? Many cultures share similar foods and in different parts of the world, traditional lucky foods for New Years are indicative of those regions.

For example, pork, which represents prosperity can be eaten in the form of sausage, ham hocks, bacon, ham, pancetta or a whole roasted suckling pig. The pomegranate in Greece, as well as fish also symbolizes prosperity and good fortune. Greens represent ‘more’ money since it resembles paper money. You can include greens such as collards, cabbage, salad mixes or kale in this food group.

Just as the Japanese eat toshikoshi soba, or the Brazilians eat lentils as part of their New Year’s Day spread, people around the world hope to gain similar kinds of good fortune during the rest of the year, beginning with what they eat on the first day of the new year. Have a deliciously prosperous New Year everyone and be sure to share in the comment section below what favorite lucky foods you plan to serve as you sit down and break bread with family and friends this weekend.

Bon Appetit and Happy New Year!

 

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