A traditional soul food served on New Years day in most Southern homes. Black Eyed peas are a symbol of health and sucess for the upcoming year. It is believed to start your year without them will bring one great misfortune.In addition to hog jaw, which symbolizes luck and cabbage which symbolizes wealth often cornbread is served on the side.
When Melissa moved to Chicago from New Orleans she drove to 7 stores to find black eyed peas for her New Years Day meal.
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