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    Happy New Year!

    I just finished listening to Foodstuff‘s episode on New Year’s food traditions, which I found fascinating particularly because I could identify some traditions I grew up with. Eating 12 grapes at midnight for good luck in the following 12 months is a fairly widespread tradition in the country, and my family has definitely partaken in the ritual many times. I also learned that one my family’s traditions (eating mochi on New Year’s Day) actually comes from a Japanese tradition. As far as I know there are no traditional Peruvian dishes that are eaten this time of the year. Growing up, my family’s New Year’s Eve dinner was always pork or…