About the Recipe
Traditionally made and eaten New Year's Eve/ Day Hoppin John is a Southern staple. The beginnings of this dish can be traced back to around 1841.
There are two main origin stories the first being that the dish was once sold in the streets by an old man nicknamed Hoppin John. The other is that the association of luck with the Hoppin John came from the fact that it was used to feed the livestock as well as the humans who worked the same. They were lucky to be alive and able to sustain themselves on such.
Whichever is the case, Hoppin John is made and eaten by millions every New Year's Day but you don't only have to enjoy it once a year.
If you are ever feeling like eating a bit of luck and abundance to enhance your prosperity magic, do so.