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Erudite Epicure

Pigs​ ​are​ ​considered​ ​to​ ​be​ ​lucky.​ ​What​ ​with​ ​them​ ​being​ ​rotund​ ​and​ ​always​ ​moving​ ​ahead
despite​ ​all​ ​the​ ​nasty​ ​things​ ​life​ ​brings​ ​them.​ ​So​ ​in​ ​Southern​ ​America,​ ​they​ ​bring​ ​in​ ​the​ ​new
year​ ​with​ ​a​ ​dish​ ​called​ ​Hoppin’​ ​John.​ ​Pork,​ ​beans​ ​and​ ​greens​ ​make​ ​a​ ​Hoppin’​ ​John.
Black-eyed​ ​beans,​ ​chopped​ ​onions,​ ​bacon​ ​slices​ ​and​ ​salt​ ​for​ ​seasoning​ ​are​ ​mixed​ ​together​ ​to
make​ ​the​ ​dish.
In​ ​Cuba,​ ​a​ ​Hoppin’​ ​Juan​ ​is​ ​the​ ​same​ ​dish​ ​with​ ​black​ ​beans​ ​instead​ ​of​ ​black-eyed​ ​beans​ ​(yes,
those​ ​are​ ​not​ ​the​ ​same.)