Wanna know why this age-old dish of black-eyed peas and rice is eaten all over the South on New Year’s Day to bring good luck? Because the peas look like little coins that swell when cooked, that’s why. (Some say for ultimate success and prosperity, you should eat exactly 365 peas.) Stories abound about the obscure origins of the name hoppin’
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