Add a conversation starter to your New Year’s Eve Bash and bring your guests some good luck for 2013.
This interesting food accessory is a healthy dessert representing “Good Luck”. Simply, thread 12 grapes on bamboo skewers and then display them on a simple white rectangular tray. At midnight let guests help themselves to some good luck! You can also try it the way we did in the above image, and serve 6 red and 6 green in a Martini glass. Other good luck foods include:
- Portuguese party-goers eat raisins to bring them good fortune in the New Year.
- In the southern United States, black-eyed peas have long been a New Year’s Eve tradition.
- Cabbage is a “good luck” vegetable that is consumed on New Year’s Day by many cultures.
- Rice is a lucky food that is eaten on New Year’s Day throughout the world.
- The Dutch eat donuts for good luck and to symbolize the completion of the year coming full circle.
- The Chinese enjoy oranges - the word for orange sounds like the word for good luck and good fortune.