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View Poll Results: Are Black-Eyed Peas A Part of Your New Years Day Tradition?
South -- Yes 11 28.21%
South -- No 5 12.82%
Midwest -- Yes 2 5.13%
Midwest -- No 6 15.38%
Northeast -- Yes 1 2.56%
Northeast -- No 7 17.95%
West -- Yes 2 5.13%
West -- No 5 12.82%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-28-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Ummm...errrr... I moved from SC (Deep South) to Nebraska, and I love black eyed peas, and eat Hoppin john every New Year's. The folks here have never heard of either... Nor collard greens. But they will this summer - when I grow them!
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Fruita, CO
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I don't know anyone who cooks it here personally. Some of my Mexican friends cook menudo for the New Years. I have soba noodle soup on New Years Eve, which is a Japanese tradition.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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I have always associated black-eyed peas with the deep-South and the typical "meat and threes" restaurants. I really never encountered them much in the midwest.

Personally, I like the hopping john concept. The only thing with black-eyed peas is that they seem to take a lot longer to get good and soft.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Around these parts black eyed peas are cooked with either ham or bacon, and then served with cornbread. Another side usually goes with it, like sweet potatoes or collard greens.

I tried the "hoppin' john", it wasn't my thing. It ruins good peas IMO.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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I saw this, I think on the food channel that it was good luck, and started cooking this about 12 years ago, I do ham, black-eyed peas, carrots, potatoes, onions, peppers,cabbage in a roaster in the oven....will do in AK again this year....even though northwest or far northwest wasn't in the poll
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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On NY Day we're having black eyed peas w/ smoked neckbones, braised turkey, rice, cornbread, cabbage.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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I have always associated black-eyed peas with the deep-South and the typical "meat and threes" restaurants. I really never encountered them much in the midwest.
This kinda reminds me of something that happened some years back...

The first time I went to Ohio with a former lady friend to visit her family, it was over the Christmas holidays and we were there on New Years Day. It had never occured to me beforehand that black-eyed peas are NOT something which can be commonly found outside of the Southern states. Else I would have taken a "survival can" for the said emergency!

I panicked! I had ALWAYS eaten some black-eyed peas (with cornbread and greens and chow-chow) on New Years Day..even if just a spoonful! To NOT do so would be something akin to calling a coke a soda! They ate sauerkraut and German sausage as their custom (which is fine and I love it...but not on NYD for a Texas boy).

Well, we left to drive back to Texas that afternoon and when we crossed the metaphorical "Mason-Dixon line" (can't actually remember whether it was in Kentucky or Arkansas or Oklahoma) as the day was ending, I found an open restaurant. Went in and ordered some black-eyed peas "to go". And managed a few bites before the clock struck midnight...
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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You've gotten me in the mood for black-eyed peas that I may want to do them a day early. Might keep that crockpot handy. I've got to go get some cornbread mix, too, but that can be done right away.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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You've gotten me in the mood for black-eyed peas that I may want to do them a day early. Might keep that crockpot handy. I've got to go get some cornbread mix, too, but that can be done right away.
LOL The same dog bit me too, friend!
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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I voted "south - no". Originally from the NE, but now living in Florida. I'm embarrassed to say I've never eaten a black eyed pea.
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