SIX MENUS FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR, SOUTHERN STYLE
Like the Japanese (see below), Americans in the South, and those with roots in the South, have a tradition of eating certain foods at the New Year, foods said to represent good health or prosperity. Few foods are as typical of the South as black-eyed peas (resembling coins) and collard greens (representing green money). So why not eat both at New Year’s? This year, more than most, we hope prosperity is just around the corner. Here are six menus in which black-eyed peas and collards play an important role, along with other Southern favorites such as corn bread, sweet potatoes and pecans. Happy (and prosperous) New Year! Our recipe for simple three-step corn bread is here.
If you’ll be in the Bay Area January 4th, join us for a Monday Night Dinner in Palo Alto, we’ll be cooking the first of the six menus. Details here.