This January 1st instead of taking a chance on having a good year put luck on your side by making a menu of good luck foods. There are many cultures that believe in eating certain foods to ensure a fortunate year, so follow in their footsteps to have a terrific upcoming year.
Food to eat on New Year’s
Symbolizes: wealth and prosperity; progress
How to enjoy: whole roasted suckling pig, pulled pork sandwiches, sausage, ham, pork chops
Symbolizes: a long life in Asian cultures; longevity
How to enjoy: pork lo mein, soba noodles with shrimp, sesame noodles. Be sure not to let the noodle break before it gets to your mouth!
Symbolizes: good fortune; growing wealth
How to enjoy: lentil soup, black eyed pea hoppin’ john, lentils and sausage, peas and macaroni
Symbolizes: money; monetary fortune
How to enjoy: braised kale; sautéed collard greens with bacon; steamed chard; cabbage soup
Symbolizes: eat one grape at midnight for every chime of the clock for good luck
How to enjoy: with a glass of champagne but be sure to eat all the grapes before the final stroke of midnight