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January 01, 2015

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Deb

Happy New Year friend! Glad to hear you got to enjoy black eyed peas and cabbage today - you're going to continue to live healthy and wealthy:)

Jeff

After a New Year's Eve of drinking which already would have me married to the commode, eating this dish in the morning would ensure that the marriage would last a day or so.
HAPPY NEW YEAR..we made it through another one!

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

Jeff,
My host Rubia advised me that the dish would be served during the day, more likely at lunch or dinner, if that makes the tradition any more palatable...thanks for the making me laugh.
Happy New Year!

Chris Ives

Happy New Year! Looks yummy to me.

Ann Baker

Good to know what you are up to . A man of varied tastes ! Enjoy the New Year.

May Louise White

Absolutely, all of us in Louisiana firmly believe that a new year must be started off with black eyed peas and cabbage.......many, many ways to prepare but if you want good luck during the year then you must eat these two things on New Year's Day!

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

The "Good Luck" part works - my beret and reading glasses went missing, lo and behold, found them under the passenger seat of rental car when I departed on January 2!

Rebecca Wilson

When I was growing up, the traditional NY meal was ham, black eyed peas, and mustard greens.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

In Baton Rouge where you grew up, the kind of greens might have been different but the symbol was the same...wealth, money.
Thanks for adding to the story!

K. Burton Jones

Our tradition was black eyed peas and collard greens. I made sure I had this in Mobile this year. Great story, Paul.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

Your home state is Florida so i take it this is a southern tradition. Just found this website that explain the where and wherefore of the matter!
http://gosoutheast.about.com/od/restaurantslocalcuisine/a/blackeyedpeas.htm

K. Burton Jones

Great explanation from that website. I am glad I had the cornbread too. Next year I will include the stewed tomatoes - must have the health part of this too.

Happy New Year!

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