Lucky Foods for the New Year

Ever wonder how to get lucky in the New Year?  Epicurious.com has a great post on foods & traditions that will bring good fortune for the new year.

What to Eat

  • The Spanish eat 12 grapes, 1 for each month of the year.  If the third grape is sour, March will be a rocky month.
  • Cooked greens look like folded money and mean good fortune.  The more you eat, the more you’ll have in the new year.
  • Beans, look like coins, and also represent money.  Eat a lot of beans!
  • Pork symbolizes progress.  Pigs push themselves forward, rooting themselves in the ground before moving.

What Not to Eat

  • Lobster is a bad idea because they move backwards and could therefore lead to setbacks.
  • Chicken is also discouraged because the bird scratches backwards, which could cause regret or dwelling on the past.
  • Another theory warns against eating any winged fowl because good luck could fly away.
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