Thursday, January 1, 2009

Foodie New Year’s Traditions

Today is January 1st of a new year. With it comes all sorts of culinary traditions that have been followed for centuries. They’re a way of bringing the old into the new and ensuring that well loved foods are with us always.

The Germans have many New Year’s day traditions. One is eating herring. My family always had jars of pickled ones on the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tables. It’s eaten for good luck. Americans celebrate with hopping john or black eyed peas for the New Year. Eat them with hog jowls to celebrate prosperity. (or just plain old ham if you don't have the jowls!)

What are your New Year’s foodie traditions? How will you ring in the New Year?

Let me know and to all of you a good and healthy 2009!!!!


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