10 Best New Year’s Eve Foods
Here is 10 Best New Year’s Eve Foods That Bring Good Luck
Superstitious feeling? Since ancient times, these foods have been associated with good health, joy, and fortune. In order for you to have the most prosperous feast of your life on New Year’s Day, we have chosen our favorite dishes to match with each good luck meal. Why not give them a try if they will get 2022 off to a good start? Looking for more bites for the new year?
First New Year’s Eve Foods : Black Eyed Peas, Greens, and Cornbread: Pennies, Dollars, and Gold
These three dishes are supposed to be eaten together, as Black Eyed Peas bring pennies, greens bring dollars, and cornbread brings gold. Try our Black Eyed Pea Salad, our Classic Black Eyed Peas recipe, our Festive Good Luck Skillet Cornbread, and our Classic Kale.
The second New Year’s Eve Foods: Pork: Progress
Eating pork on the New Year is supposed to inspire progress throughout the year to come. Try our Roast Pork Tenderloin, because something this tasty has to bring fortune.
3. Grapes: Good Luck for 12 Months Ahead
In Spain and Mexico, when the clock strikes midnight, people try to eat twelve grapes as quickly as possible because each grape will bring luck for the twelve months ahead. Our recipe for Prosecco Grapes is extra festive as the bit of bubbly is also affiliated with the New Year.
4. Pomegranate: Fertility, Life, and Abundance
Pomegranate seeds have always been affiliated with fertility. In Greece, the whole fruit is thrown across the floor releasing a sea of seeds that symbolize fertility, life, and abundance. If you’re not up for making quite that big of a mess, you can use our tutorial on How to Cut a Pomegranate.
5. Fish: Abundance
Fish symbolizes abundance around the world, but the way it’s eaten is different depending on where you live. In Asian cultures, people feast on whole fishes around the Lunar New Year, and in Europe, people eat carp, herring, and cod. We suggest you start a new tradition with one of our favorite recipes, Baked Pineapple Salmon.
6. Noodles: Longevity
Super long noodles are thought to bring long life, especially if you can eat them without breaking them in half. Our recipe for Dan Dan Noodles would be the perfect, spicy recipe for your lucky New Year’s feast.
7. Rice: Fertility & Wealth
Who doesn’t want more wealth (and perhaps fertility) come 2020. We have a feeling that our recipe for Coconut Rice might just do the trick.
8. Round Cake: The Full Circle of Life
Round cakes, like bundt cakes, and other circular sweets signify the circle of life to lucky eaters. Our best Vanilla Bundt Cake is your way in.
9. Oranges and Honey: Good Fortune, Wealth, and Gold
Asian cultures believe hat eating oranges and honey on New Year’s will bring good fortune, wealth, and money. Our recipe for Fruit Salad couldn’t be any more perfect. It has pieces of fresh orange throughout and is sweetened with orange juice and honey. Bring on the gold.
Last New Year’s Eve Foods in list: Lentils: Luck
Round like a coin, lentils represent good luck around the start of the New Year and beyond. They’re a natural symbol for luck, especially our Classic Lentils recipe.