The Oxford Eagle published an article featuring an interview with Chef John Currence discussing New Year’s Day traditions revolving around food.
From the article: “John Currence, chef and owner of the City Grocery Restaurant group, said growing up his family even took cooking greens a step further for good luck. “The traditional foods are cabbage and greens, that as I understood were to bring prosperity in the new year. Black-eyed peas were meant to bring luck in the coming year.””
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