In just about every culture, there are traditional foods that are prepared on New Year's Day to bring luck and prosperity in the upcoming year. My family growing up and still today always has black-eyed peas and cornbread on New Year's Day, but I have heard of others who eat everything from pork to cabbage to winter greens as a meal to welcome the new year. I found a neat article on Epicurious.com that discusses some of these traditions. Some are very similar to some you may have heard of, while others are fairly exotic. Why not incorporate one (or more!) of these ideas into your own New Year's menu and start a new culinary tradition to ring in 2009?
Happy New Year from all of us at Feeling Scrappy!