Monique of Mama Lisa’s World in France sent me this photo of a dish many French people eat every year in honor of the New Year. It’s sausages and lentils – "saucisse et lentilles". The lentils are symbolic of money and prosperity because they’re round like coins. The pork in the soup is also symbolic of prosperity (traditionally of having food on the table all year long).
You can learn more about Symbolic Foods Eaten Around the World for the New Year on a previous blog post.
Would love to hear about the foods you eat for the New Year where you live in the comments below!
Note: Monique later sent me the Recipe for the French New Year Sausage and Lentil Dish!
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