Many cultures start the first day of the year with lucky food. In the American south, it’s soul food. Cooking it with the sun, it’s “sol” food.
• Black eyed peas: There seems to be many views on their significance from gratitude to have the peas, to they plump with wealth, or they represent coins. Some say a person should eat 365 peas, one for each day of the year, but leave one on the plate to share with others.
.• Collards represent money.
• Pork symbolizes wealth, because a wealthy person had pork. They all agree that they should all be eaten together!
? Serve with cornbread. Cornbread represents gold.