Black-Eyed Peas: A Symbolic Cuisine
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"Eat poor that day, eat rich the rest of the year" is an old Southern expression about eating a dish of Hoppin' John on New Year's Day. Tradition has it that eating black-eyed peas with other cultural fixings at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day would bring good fortune for the rest of the year. This program is an original tale by professional storyteller Patricia "Serenity" Redd that features historical anecdotes laced with lore in a cultural celebration.