Black Eyed Peas are a very traditional southern dish. Growing up, my mother always made sure we had black eyed peas, cornbread, collard greens, and stewed tomatoes for new years. Black eyed peas represent good luck and prosperity. As a child I hated black eyed peas and didn’t fully appreciate them until I became a chef. Now, as an adult and a chef, I continue this tradition and hope to one day pass it down to my children.
A red powder spice with a smoky flavor made from dried, ground peppers.
Tropical Americas, including South, Central, and North America (Mexico).
Columbus brought chili peppers to the Old World by the end of the 15th century.
In the 16th century, the Ottoman empire introduced Hungarians to paprika. They began to produce the spice and incorporate it intensively into their cuisine.