Traditional Foods for the New Years

If you are looking to spice up your menu for New Years Eve here is a list of some New Year’s food traditions.baby new year

Dutch eat pork and sauerkraut for good luck. Some say this is because pigs cannot walk backward.

Many Asia Cultures eat long noodles for longer life.

Cubans eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight one for each month of the past year.

Germans , Polish and in the Scandinavian countries they eat herring.

In the Southern US some eat black eyed peas on New Year’s eve as well as greens like cabbage, collard greens, mustard greens, spinach to bring you money in the New Year. If those are not appealing then another Southern tradition is cornbread which is said to be the color of gold.

In Italy it is green lentils with sausage.

In the Philippines the tradition is to have food on the table at midnight to assure there will be food in the New Year. They also believe eating 13 (lucky number) round fruits is lucky.

In Denmark they eat boiled cod.

In Turkey they eat pomegranates because they are the color of the heart which means life, fertility and health.

Did you find anything appealing for your New Year’s Eve party? Which of these traditional foods go with Champaign?

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