“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on.” - Hal Borland
Black-eyed peas are not just the namesake of a great contemporary rock band — they are a New Year’s tradition! Eating Southern-style black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, usually paired with collard greens, is said to bring good luck and fortune into the New Year. The cooked beans are meant to symbolize prosperity, and the greens represent money. This tradition has an uncertain beginning, but it is certainly a delicious (and healthy!) way to start out a New Year.