Ever since I can remember, my Grandfather would always bring my mom a container full of black eyed peas on new years day. I’m not sure what his recipe called for but if you’re looking to start 2011 off right, according to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, black eyed peas are a must. Having symbols of good luck on your table is something you should make a habit of, according to our source.
The domestication of black eyed peas probably starts in West Africa but is grown throughout the world, especially in Asia. Virginia just so happens to be the first U.S. state that was introduced to the pea in the 17th century, although it’s vastly grown today in Florida and the Carolinas. The pea is an excellent source of calcium, folate and vitamin A.
So if you’re ready for some prosperity in the new year, check out this recipe we’ve got for you.