The legume, not the hip-hop outfit.
1) Not surprisingly, black eyed peas are members of the legume family. They see green beans at family reunions.
2) Considering the familial connection, it makes sense black-eyed peas look similar to green beans while being cultivated. Unlike green beans, we traditionally eat the peas without the pod.
3) Although origins are in dispute, consuming black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is considered lucky. The tradition is particularly common in the southeastern United States.
4) There are many great ways to prepare black-eyed peas. Here’s four…