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Why do Americans eat cabbage?

Updated: 10/6/2023
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January 1 FareThe tradition is that you celebrate decadently on New Year's Eve with caviar and champagne (or the best food you can afford) to ring out the old year in style. And then, on New Year's Day, you eat more soberly in order to bring luck and prosperity for the upcoming year.

Therefore, "poorer foods" - such as Hoppin' John (black-eyed pea dish), cabbage (sauerkraut) and pork (whether hog jowls, pig's feet or just pork roast) - are served on New Year's Day.

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Because it tastes good. Hog jowl is eating in the south at New Years to bring good health in the coming year. You cook with Black eye peas, which are thought to bring luck and Turnip or collard greens for money. And because they taste good!

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black eyed pea's for good luck for the new year; cabbage to represent prosperity in the new year.

My family has it this way: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. Which is which is open to interpretation. We have had various degrees of each so the empirical evidence is also open to debate.

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It is believed to bring you good luck in finance and money related endeavors

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For good luck

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Because it's cheap and because we can

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