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10 good luck foods for a new year

Jan. 13, 2011, 3:52 p.m.
Cornbread

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Cornbread

A favorite throughout the year, cornbread is especially venerated as a New Year’s treat in the southern United States. Why? Its color resembles that of gold. To ensure extra luck, some people add extra corn kernels, which are emblematic of golden nuggets.