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Hoppin’ John (Black-eyed Peas with Rice, Greens & Cornbread)

January 1, 2019

We could all use a little good luck to kick off the new year–platefuls of it, in fact. Good thing eating “lucky” on New Year’s Day is a worldwide tradition.  Because so many people link prosperity with luck, if it looks like money—coin-shaped legumes and breads, green greens, silvery fish—you can bet somebody’s eating it on New Year’s Day.  In America’s Southern states, black-eyed peas are the lucky-food favorite. Cooked up with pork (or smoked turkey necks) and served over rice with greens, the peas become Hoppin’ John, down-home delicious, and lucky good. Continue Reading…