While I am a firm believer that we make our own luck, I’m also not going to knock a tradition that “brings” good luck. Why tempt fate?
In many cultures, legumes, including beans, peas and lentils, are symbolic of money and it’s considered good luck to eat them on the New Year.
In Italy, it’s tradition to eat sausages and green lentils. Germans also pair legumes and pork, usually lentil or split pea soup with sausage. And, of course, in the Southern United States, it’s traditional to eat black-eyed peas or cowpeas in a dish called hoppin’ john.
This recipe is a fun take on these good luck traditions. Here