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0823 - New Year's Day poll

vakkotaur claims that it's traditional in the frozen North to eat pickled herring on New Year's Day. Being from the south, I always eat black-eyed peas for good luck; Paul claims that that stinks up the whole house, and that I do that so nothing worse can happen the rest of the year. To me, eating pickled fish falls into that category.

What do you think?

Poll #1323674 New Year's traditions

On New Year's Day, I...

eat black-eyed peas (alone or in a dish with something else).
3(15.0%)
eat pickled herring.
0(0.0%)
eat something else (next question).
6(30.0%)
Food? With this hangover?!
2(10.0%)
make resolutions.
0(0.0%)
refuse to make resolutions.
4(20.0%)

What other New Year's Day traditional food do you eat?

Pickled herring?

Yum! Any time!
7(31.8%)
Okkay on New Year's Day for the sake of tradition.
3(13.6%)
Yuk.
4(18.2%)
Something to eat on New Year's Day so nothing worse can happen all year.
2(9.1%)
Not even on New Year's Day.
6(27.3%)

Black-eyed peas?

Yum! Any time!
9(39.1%)
Okkay on New Year's Day for the sake of tradition.
2(8.7%)
Yuk.
7(30.4%)
Something to eat on New Year's Day so nothing worse can happen all year.
1(4.3%)
Not even on New Year's Day.
4(17.4%)


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From:vakkotaur
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I think it's some Scandanavian tradition that I happen to find pleasant. I don't know that many actually start off the year by having their first food of the year be herring. But at least pickled herring tastes good and doesn't need to be spiced to epsilon Centauri and back to make it palatable.
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From:foolscap001
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Pickled herring? Uh, well, I suppose it beats lutefisk... by epsilon, or maybe 2 * epsilon.

But black-eyed peas? As long as we're talking the food, not the hip-hop group, they're great. Add a little bacon for flavoring, and you're all set.
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From:ekatarina
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I don't think I have even eaten black-yed peas in my life. Something to do in 2009?

My town has a very strong brunch culture, so lots of people "do brunch" at classic "eggs and ham and everything" places, or they pack the dim sum houses and go nuts there. I prefer dim sum, but it is hard to do it with anything less than three people. Around 10 is best for top results.

In any case, Happy New Year from "Canuckistan", I wish you well for 2009.


Ekatarina

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