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Let's Dish: What Foods Do You Eat For Good Luck?

Let's Dish: What Foods Do You Eat For Good Luck?

Maybe it was the luck of the Irish, but yesterday's festivities got me thinking about fortuitous foods. Whenever anyone in my family travels, my mother prepares a large pot of Ping An Mien, the Chinese chicken noodle soup pictured above, for safe travels. Before my friend Jaime ran her first marathon, she had to eat a certain dish at her favorite Italian restaurant for good luck, and many Southerners will tell you they can't start a new year on the right foot without black-eyed peas. Tell me, what are your lucky foods?

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milosmommy milosmommy 6 years
I wish I could say I had a good luck food, but I don't. Next time something good happens I'll have to remember what I ate that day and try and recreate it. lol
gelita gelita 6 years
on new years we eat grapes one for each month and lentil soup
Txredd Txredd 6 years
We have tamales with our Christmas dinner and always cook black-eyed peas on New Years Day.
munkeegirl88 munkeegirl88 6 years
GlowingMoon, that is most definitely authentic. My mom has been making this for me since I was a kid. It looks exactly the same too!!
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
ummmmm none...ha.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
We do Japanese food for New Year's Day.
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i really want to say that i have a 'good luck' food but i don't think that i do. i know that i have a few that are FAVORITES but other than that - nothing too lucky.
lylpookie lylpookie 6 years
Although the boyfriend is pretty westernized, he's still sticks to his Chinese birthday tradition. So every year on his, or my, birthday we have to eat long hand shaved noodles (for long life) and roasted pork (the red of the pork representing blood/life). On Chinese New Year he makes a lo bat in a round shape, to represent a coin for wealth for the new year.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Hmmm, that's an unusual Chinese soup. It's not authentic Chinese, is it? :) Personally, I don't have any lucky food, but my morning cup of coffee is important to me. I cannot start my day without my coffee (done my way).
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 6 years
In my family, we must eat tamales and drink hot eggnog with lots of nutmeg on Christmas Day to insure good health and prosperity in the coming New Year. (It doesn't work if we just do this on New Year's Eve...not sure why.) :)
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 6 years
I grew up in Washington, but my granny was from Texas, so we always eat black eyed peas. I don't even like them, but it's tradition.
tamint tamint 6 years
my mom's from hungary, and i grew up with the idea that eating lentils on new years makes you beautiful and rich for the rest of the year. i love lentils, so i eat'em every year! :)
pharm_chick pharm_chick 6 years
its not so much a good luck thing, but my mother in law always makes people traveling or starting anything new to eat some sweets..and milk is considered a sign of blessings and such..
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 6 years
I find beer pretty lucky. :)
Happsmjc Happsmjc 6 years
my mother makes us eat a pork roast with potatoes and apple sauce every new years day for good luck. we have to come home and eat together, no matter how hung over we are...ugh! It's a tradition her mother did, so she does it for luck I guess.
kathrynliz kathrynliz 6 years
yes, please post the recipe for that soup... it looks amazing!
The-Gourmet-Girl The-Gourmet-Girl 6 years
Hot and Sour Soup - Will you provide recipe for this wonderful looking Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup?
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 6 years
Grapes on New years :) 12 -- one for every month :)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
Bacon wrapped dog on a Saturday night means I will not wake up with a hang over!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
We always ate black-eyed peas with a ham hock in them at New Year's for good luck and we always eat Chinese food takeout when we get our income tax returns back to celebrate our little windfall and to spur on good "money luck".
partysugar partysugar 6 years
When I was a cheerleader in college, I would always have a cheddar cheese on wheat bread with mustard sandwich. I don't know if it was for luck, but it wasn't game day for me without the nourishing comforting wich.
miss-malone miss-malone 6 years
Hmm, I've never really thought of this before.. I'm not sure :P Black-eyed peas are yummy though!
kia kia 6 years
Hop n' John and clementines. I don't why my husband and I have pinpointed clementines to be lucky but we make an almond clementine cake to celebrate occasions with a little extra luck.
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