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New Years Hopping John Recipe

Hoppin John Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens Recipe for a Happy and Prosperous New Year

Across the South, a way of ensuring good luck for the New Year is to tuck into a plate of Hoppin’ John, a dish of nebulous origins, but that dates back at least to the early nineteenth century. Traditionally made with black-eyed peas that have been cooked with ham hock, Hoppin’ John is often accompanied on New Year’s by collards (green means money) and cornbread (good as gold).

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