28.09.2011 29.Elul, 5771 Erew Rosch Haschanah
Eaten at Rosh Hashana in a dish called Lubiya, black-eyed peas were brought to the southern parts of the United States by Sephardic Jews.
Eaten at Rosh Hashana in a dish called Lubiya and mentioned in the Talmud as a sign of abundance, Black-Eyed Peas were brought to the southern parts of the United States by Sephardic Jews. The African American community borrowed the Jewish New Year’s dish and created a regional New Year’s dish called Hoppin’ John.
Just as we say a blessing while dipping apples in honey, we say blessings at the New Year when we eat symbolic foods. Carrots, beets, pomegranates and black eyed peas all have their own blessings. This salad is chock full of new Year’s symbolism and blessings….
Black-eyed pea salad