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New Year's day food update

from Tom Waggener

New Year's day, for good luck, I cooked cabbage, black eyed peas and corn beef hash at our camp site (south Japan islands) and a good time was had by all.

The camp site owner lived in a broken down old bus. It almost felt like home.

Posted from our Japan connection prior to New Year's Eve:

As a mysterious brand new year is about to unfold, we find people eating many different kinds of foods around the world on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day because it is thought to bring good luck.

My friends and I plan to have a super lucky New Year by combining all the "good luck foods" were discovering from our travels we plan to eat 12 grapes as the clock is striking midnight on December 31st (a Cuban tradition for good luck),

Then we'll have pickled herring at midnight (because the Germans honor this tradition),

We'll eat Soba noodles (the Japanese stand by this belief),

And of course black eyed peas, cabbage and cornbread, which is what my family always served every New Years day in Kentucky for good luck. We could add anything we wanted to the meal, but it absolutely had to have those three items.

Whatever it takes, make sure you and yours eat hearty and have a super lucky 2004!

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