New Years Day Food Traditions
December 31, 2010 by staff
New Years Day Food Traditions, According to many cultural traditions, foods luck on New Year’s Day ensures good fortune for the coming year. Whether true or just the powers of positive thinking, why take a chance? There is still time to gather the ingredients for a party luck on 1/1/11.
Foods considered auspicious in the world grapes, greens, fish, pork, legumes, and cakes. Spain, 12 grapes are eaten at midnight and the desire is for each month of the year. Green, looked like folded money, represent wealth. Fish, because it can dry food is guaranteed. Pork, because of its fat content, is also thought to guarantee wealth. Legumes are thought to look like coins, which also represents prosperity. Cake symbolizes the coming year full circle. Recipes can be found on Epicurious.com, Lucky Foods for the New Year.
I asked Kerri Hyland, Highland Park Market Manager before, that sell the most traditional foods for the New Year in Farmington.
“Lobsters, new deli and deserts” she replied. She should know. Hyland, then a high school student, started in the market as a cashier on the opening day, April 1, 1995. Sue Thomas, Deli Manager has also begun work on the market that day.
“Over the years, she says,” Spanish meatballs, deviled eggs, stuffed mushrooms and chicken wings were always big party vendors. ”
Asked if there was a change in the volume of orders this year, she noted, there was a sharp increase over the last six months “because of the economy. People are eating and entertaining at home more.
In the bakery department, Cake Decorator Beth Waluk anticipates the most popular desserts in fruit pies, cream pie Boston and pasta dishes.
While weight loss is the number one resolution of the Year, you can have a better 2011 by a meal of “luck food” first.
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