When I was a kid it was black-eyed peas. It did not have to be the Hoppin' John that Andy amd HB are making. Would have loved to have enjoyed the Hoppin' part of the John, but what was put out was just sorta cooked peas.
My in laws always had pickled herring, stuff out of the jar that was atrocious. They said it was a German tradition.
Cannot believe most Germans ever made it to January 2, if they had to eat that stuff.
And I love all sorts of fish, done all ways, even raw, so it ain't just my palate.
Maybe most Germans did not go to the same grocery.
Heck if I know.
This year will make a traditional lobster bisque, I think. We have the carcasses, and it sounds good, at least at the moment.
It is, after all, an old Etruscan tradition.
Absolutely, trust me on that (I doubt there are many Etruscans roaming about to deny it).
Whatever your tradition, new or old, all best wishes for the new year.