Hoppin' John

By: Lana Stuart from Lana's Cooking
Hoppin' John
Hoppin John

"Hoppin' John is a very old, traditional New Year's Day dish eaten throughout the South. Served alongside greens (either collards, turnips, or mustard greens), it represents good luck and prosperity for the new year. I can honestly say that I have eaten black eyed peas every New Year's Day for my entire life. We take our traditions seriously in the South :-) There are lots of theories about how the combination of peas and rice came to be known as Hoppin' John. I don't know which, if any, of them are true, I just know that this is honest, simple food that connects me to my roots."

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