There isn’t a long history of celebrating New Year’s Eve or Day in Sicily. Only over the past century has it become a milestone holiday. Therefore, modern Sicilians celebrate New Year’s Italian-style–eating sausage (cotechino), grapes, and lentils (pictured here). Lentils, with their coin-shape, are thought to bring good fortune for the year ahead. I’m eating lots of lentils today, as you can see. Bring that good fortune on! Best wishes to you and your loved ones for a healthful, peaceful, and 2015 full of good fortune!