Green is the color of money. Show me the greens, and I will show you prosperity.
Eat that which is sour, so your life may be sweet.
German Sauerkraut Roll
German Sauerkraut Balls
Hungarian Cabbage Soup / Kaposzta Leves
Sauerkraut Cabbage Rolls
Sauerkraut Dip with Bacon and Garlic
Old-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad
Beans, Lentils, Black-Eyed Peas
These foods are associated with new starts, birth and growth.
Like many foods full with seeds, the kernels of corn represent growth and birth. They also go quite nicely with many other lucky New Years foods.
Pork is a nice sweet meat. And also very lucky, since pigs root forward for food, signifying uncovering of fortune, new starts, and progress.
Eggs are the quintessential representation of the cycle of rebirth, growth and continued life.
In some Asian cultures, long noodles signify long life. Live to the fullest!
An Asian symbol of prosperity.
Pomegranates represent the fullness of the womb with seed, new starts, and abundance.
Chock full of seeds, grapes are very masculine, and signify new beginnings. Also associated with Bacchus and Dionysus, who are associated with wine, partying, and finer things. Celebrate!
This traditional Irish lucky food was preserved during the winter months to ensure new life in Spring.