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Whole Fish and Leafy Greens {Fortuitous Foods}

Remember when I wrote about hedging our bets with New Year's Eve Traditions from Around the World. These are two traditions that I really love: eating whole fish and eating leafy greens! These dishes were from our Capodanno v. 2015 dinner at La Balena.


Eating a whole fish is considered good luck. It's important to eat that the first be served with the head and tail intact to ensure a good year - from start to finish. Chef Brad served a whole roasted sea bream with mussels and saffron-whipped lardo butter garnished with watermelon radishes.


From the American south and throughout Europe comes the tradition of people eating leafy greens on New Year's. It's because their appearance and color resemble paper currency. Belief has it that the more you eat, the more prosperous you will be. Chef Brad's Vignai salad was arugula, shaved fennel, blood orange, chopped almonds, and a Meyer lemon-honey vinaigrette.

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