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New year's Recipes

Foods are essential and vital element of New Year celebrations. Food items cooked and served on the auspicious and festive occasion of New Year, are different in different regions and countries of all across the world. But, one thing is for sure, that all New Year’s food recipes traditionally served as per the diverse cultures in their respective regions and countries, are thought to bring good luck, wealth, health, success, and prosperity in the time of the coming New Year ahead. However, The New Year’s Eve food recipes are generally different from the New Year’s Day food recipes, owing to the reasons of festivity motives, choices & preferences, and wholesome food satiety. Therefore, New Year’s Food recipes and New Year’s Eve food and party recipes from a variety of luscious and delectable to piquant and spicy food items, used in different cultures and regions of all across the world. Again, these New Year food recipes consist of appetizers recipes, side new year dishes recipes, new year main dishes recipes, and new year dessert recipes. These all types of New Year’s Day food recipes can broadly be divided into the six major categories --- Grapes, Cakes, Greens, Legumes, Fish, and Pork.

Cooked Greens encompassing cabbage, chard, collards, kale, etc., are collectively thought to be the symbols of good economic fortune and wealth, in many regions of the world including southern United States, Germany, and Denmark. Eating twelve grapes at the midnight is an acclaimed auspicious tradition in the countries of Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Cuba, and Peru. Beans, Peas, and Lentils, come under the categories of Legumes, and are considered to be the symbols of money, and are therefore, essentially and commonly consumed (usually with other food items) in a large number of countries of all across the world, on the auspicious occasion of New Year’s Day. Black-eyed peas are traditional New Year’s Day recipe in the southern United States. In Italy, Germany, and Brazil, Lentil is commonly and popularly consumed with other food items on the New Year’s Day. Sweet black beans named as ‘kuro-mame’ is famous new year’s day recipe in Japan. Pork is one of the most popular New Year food items in the countries of United States, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Cuba, Austria, and Hungary, and is considered to bring progress, wealth, and prosperity in the new year. Again, Fish (cod and other fish) is another most popular traditional feast food item on the New Year’s Day in many countries including China. Luscious and delicious Cakes and various other baked food items, usually round or ring-shaped, are famous and popular food items during the season starting from Christmas to the New Year, in countries of all across the world, including Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Hungary, Holland, etc.

The following are some of the healthy and wholesome New Year’s recipes immensely famous and popular worldwide, and are traditionally considered to bring good luck and prosperity in the coming New Year:

  • Black-Eyed Peas and Spinach or Sausage
  • Meatless Hopping John
  • Baked Whole Salmon
  • Sweet and Savory Bacon Wraps
  • Sausage Lentil Soup
  • Ranch-Parmesan Chicken
  • Italian Meatballs

Again, the following are the most popular and traditional main dish recipes consumed in China, on the occasion of Chinese New Year:

  • Stir-fry Kung Pao Chicken
  • Peking Duck
  • White cut Chicken
  • Sesame Chicken

New Year’s Eve Recipes

The following main dish recipes are some of the most globally prominent and popular New Year’s Eve food recipes, excellently suitable for the new year eve parties:

  • Prime Rib recipes
  • Fondue recipes
  • Champagne recipes
  • Seafood Linguine
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with Spinach
  • Rack of Lamb with warm Apple and Lentil Salad
  • Scallops in Saffron-Tarragon Broth