Recipe of the Week Black Eyed Peas

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is thought to bring prosperity, according to Wikipedia. These “good luck” traditions supposedly date back to the American Civil War. Union troops typically stripped the countryside of all stored food, crops and livestock, and destroy whatever they couldn’t carry away. At that time, Northerners considered “field peas” and field corn suitable only for animal fodder, and didn’t steal or destroy these humble foods.

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