Category: New Year’s Eve

A Cheesy Brazilian Black-Eyed Pea Dish for Luck in the New Year

My mother, who grew up in East Texas (which she would argue is technically the South), introduced me to the Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas to ring in the new year. This tradition allegedly came from West Africa, where black-eyed peas are said to have originated. The distinctive black dot where the pale pea…


Easy Pomegranate Syrup Takes Winter Cocktails to the Next Level

Welcome to Nifty, Gifty Holidays, our guide for all the little, magical ways we make the season sparkle. Today, we’re getting ready to ring in the New Year with a simple but special cocktail. If you’re like me, you prefer to stay in on New Year’s Eve. In New York City especially, pricey restaurant menus…


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