20 traditional foods that bring good luck for the new year of 2024
The new year is a great time to hit the reset button and start over. You can set yourself up for success by crafting
New Year’s Resolution or kick things off with an inspiring New Year’s blessing. But if you’re looking for other ways to ensure 2024 is the best year ever, try serving one of these happy New Year’s foods! That’s right, one of our favorite things to do on New Year’s is eating, especially when it means it might bring luck in the coming year. Whether you’re planning a New Year’s Eve dinner party or a New Year’s Day brunch, check out this list of ideas (and recipes) that symbolize prosperity, health, or happiness (depending on the food).
Of course, not everyone believes in New Year’s superstitions, but that doesn’t mean these delicious foods aren’t worth a try. “I’ve always eaten black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, and I figure starting the new year by indulging in an exciting superstition can’t hurt,” says Ray Drummond. And it will taste good too! Along with black-eyed peas, some cultures believe that grapes, pasta, pork, or pomegranates can be considered lucky when eaten on New Year’s Day. Pick and choose a few traditional New Year’s foods like sesame pork noodle salad (believed to symbolize longevity) or orange vanilla cupcakes (representing gold and wealth), or choose a full menu of Southern comfort foods that include some of these ingredients, such as Hoppin’ John, Skillet Cornbread, and Collard Greens. Whatever you choose, just be sure to serve it with a glass of champagne and a New Year’s toast.