On this "Eats and Beats" Wednesday, our culinary trip around the world celebrates New Year's Eve traditional dishes. For an Italian twist, we called on Howard Treppeda, whose menu for tonight includes the essential good luck food, beans.
"We grew up eating lentils every New Year's Eve, and I want to share that with our guests," said Treppeda.
Not eschewing the traditional foods of good fortune entirely, Treppeda notes, "What brings luck into it is not only the menu items. It's the spirits, it's the music, it's the family that comes around the whole package."