Happy New Year’s everyone! Because most of you are either exhausted or hungover, you’re probably not going to stick around and read new material. By the end of this week, I should be back to blogging. In the meantime, enjoy this entry from “Rantings of An Amateur Chef,” another one of my inspirations for this blog.
Many cultures have special foods for the New Year.
Growing up, our New Years food could be whatever we could eat while spending the day watching college football. Others, however, have more specific requests:
- Argentina – Beans
- Austria – Suckling pig
- France – Goose or turkey, oysters and champagne
- Germany – Pfannkuchens (jelly filled doughnuts)
- Italy – A savory pork sausage and lentils
- Japan – Buckwheat noodles
- Mexico and Spain – Grapes
- Phillippines – Round foods
Even within the United States there are traditions:
- South – Greens and black-eyed peas
- Midwest – Pork and sauerkraut
- Southwest – Tamales
This year I decided to make tamales. I made them on 12/31 and we had a few just so I could get this post up for the new year.
Make sure you get masa harina and not just regular corn meal. I had red salsa in the picture but found the…
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