If you’re a Southerner, you’re aware of the New Year’s good fortune meal tradition. The age-old folklore was originally a Southern tradition and fundamentally observed in the Southeast and Mid-south region. Over time this tradition has been nationally adopted. Although the root of this custom isn’t quite traceable its been around for centuries here in the Southern parts. The meal is symbolic to luck and prosperity; black-eyed peas symbolize pennies and collard greens dollars, extremists of this tradition are known to add a penny to the bottom of the pot of peas and finishing the pot before the end of new year’s day.
Good Luck & Good Fortune Meal at
My good luck and good fortune Southern breakfast was spent at Astor Court, a quaint parlor and restaurant inside the hotel and residences of St. Regis. The restaurant had a lovely and delicious spread including the pot likker soup served with sausage cheese bread, Hoppin’ John, Black-eyed Peas, petite buttermilk biscuits with Sawmill Gravy, shrimp and grits, charcuterie boards, and much more. Check out this immaculate food porn spread!
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