Good Luck Recipes for the New Year

Black-eyed Peas, Lentils, Pan Dulce and More...

There are many different traditions in South America that are said to bring good luck for the New Year.  Fireworks are essential, often starting at midnight and continuing all night long. Other more unusual good luck strategies include wearing yellow underwear and running around with an empty suitcase (to travel in the new year).

Some New Years traditions involve food, such as eating twelve grapes at midnight, one for each month of the year, and serving lentils or beans.  Other popular New Years...MORE foods include panettone or pan dulce, turrón (in Argentina),  champagne, and hot chocolate.  Families might enjoy a special holiday meal with similar dishes that they enjoy at Christmas, like roast turkey and tamales