For the best luck, Southerners know that black-eyed peas on New Year's day mean good luck in the coming year. Easy to make and easy to enjoy.
All good Southerners and their friends know the secret to a prosperous New Year and beyond is to eat old fashioned Black Eyed Peas on New Year's Day. Cooking new crop peas from Rancho Gordo insures that your years will be tastier, as well.
Whether you are a traditionalist and insist on a ham hock or a modern hipster cooking with just some aromatics and sea salt, eating Black Eyed Peas on the first day of the year is one of the best gifts of the south. And frankly, this country can use a little luck this year!