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- JiunyingLv 67 年前最佳解答
In our country, the first meal of the New Year, we will eat herring Fish Steaks, because herring are always cruising in droves, it’s symbolizes abundance and prosperity of the family.
In addition, another reason that Americans prefer this fish is that herring is always working hard to the front in the ocean; having herring Fish Steaks in the NewYear will come out ahead.
Also we will eat black-eyed peas, cabbage, pork, corn bread. According to the American folk saying, black-eyed peas like coin, fan shaped broccoli has the same color as theUnited States banknotes, which is a symbol of wealth; New Year having pork,because pigs are digging with two front legs continue to move forward,symbolizing people will continue to progress and development in the new year,pork’s plumpness will bring the new year wealth and prosperity, the corn bread has the same color of gold.
Americans also avoid eating lobster in the New Year, because the lobster is going backwards, people do not want the New Year everything behind instead of forefront.
The way American Southerners to cook black-eyed peas is very simple. Usually they prepare the base by using smoked pork or bones to boil with onion, then put black-eyed peas simmered in boiling, seasoning with salt and pepper only, when the beans soften absorbing enough intoxicating smell fragrant broth essence, the originally ordinary black-eyed peas then becoming" soul food " and let people feel very satisfied.
black-eyed peas, corn is widely grown crop in the southern United State, with fan shaped broccoli and other leafy vegetables, these foods with auspicious symbol of the nation's popularity has now become a traditional New Year's food.