Get your southern New Year's traditions with these great recipes
Being that KaTom is based in the South, many of our employees adhere to southern traditions when it comes to what they eat on New Year’s Day. That means menus of pork (to ensure moving forward in the new year), black-eyed peas (for luck), greens (symbolizing money), and sweet corn muffins, with or without a coin baked into the batch. Based on those time-honored dishes, we offer a slightly modified version of a recipe that appeared several years ago in the “American Profile” newspaper insert and an updated hoppin’ john recipe from the folks at Epicurious. We like these recipes not only because they should be a lucky way to start the year, but also because they’re healthy and can easily be scaled-up for cafeteria use.