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From Beans to Coins: Unraveling the Luck of Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas are thought to bring good luck at the beginning of the year. This gets a little confusing because

these “peas” are actually beans. In many cultures, beans, especially dried beans, are lucky because they swell

when cooked, thus signaling an increase or abundance. Black-eyed peas also represent prosperity in the form of

coins.

Adrian Miller is a food writer, James Beard Award winner, attorney, and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado. For more recipes and information on Adrian Miller, check out https://adrianemiller.com/






This recipe was part of the SOS Black History Month recipe collection. These recipes were shared at our SOS Stock Island Pantry to help uplift black creators.


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