In the Southern United States, it's traditional to eat black-eyed peas or cowpeas in a dish called hoppin' john. There are even those who believe in eating one pea for every day in the new year. This all traces back to the legend that during the Civil War, the town of Vicksburg, Mississippi, ran out of food while under attack. The residents fortunately discovered black-eyed peas and the legume was thereafter considered lucky. Read More…
Interesting, "looks delicious"! Thoughts and idea for New Years dinner menu! Don't forget y'all...black eyed peas eaten during this time brings Good Luck for the new year! Happy Holidays. Recipe: Hoppin' John Risotto with Collard Pesto — Recipes from The Kitchn
Hoppin' John is a bean, rice, and pork dish popular in coastal South Carolina and Georgia. It is still very popular among the Gullah on the Carolina coastal islands where Hoppin' John is served on New Year's Day for good luck and according to one tradition, a coin is added to the pot and whoever gets the coin will get rich.
Contentedness Cooking is now about half a year old - and a great joy because of all my friends and followers. It's time to celebrate with this luck-bringing #vegan and #glutenfree Hoppin' John. It's made with rice, spicy tofu bits, black-eyed beans, and fresh greens. A traditional recipe with a vegan touch, so easy, and so delicious. :)