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Good Food this New Year pt 2

Continuing from the previous post, here’s another list of good food served on New Year.

1. Black-eyed Peas

Black-eyed Peas

Black-eyed Peas

In Southern America, black-eyed peas are thought to bring wealth because they look like little coins.

2.  Omochi

Omochi

Omochi

Omochi, a popular Japanese dessert,  is soft and smooth, refreshing to taste. It is made of stidcky rice paste, with fillings like mashed sweet beans or peanuts inside.  It is eaten as it-is, or served with soups or other dishes.  In Japan, omochi cakes are eaten by family, considered to bring opportunity of luck and good health.

3. Cotechino con Lenticchie

Cotechino con Lenticchie

Cotechino con Lenticchie

Cotechino con Lenticchie, Italian dish is simply pork sausage served over lentils.  Cotechino sausage is a symbol of abundance because they are rich in fat; while green and coin-shaped lentils symbolise money.

4. Grape

Grapes

Grapes

Every year since, Spanish people have brought in the New Year by eating 12 grapes as the clock strikes midnight. At each strike of the Plaza del Sol clock, another grape is eaten in celebration of lucky years past, and in hope of a lucky year to come.

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