Cooking New Year’s day foods with Thad Saajid-Rowell from Soul: Wingery and Records

FLORENCE, Ala. (TENNESSEE VALLEY WEEKEND) - January 1st calls for food that is good for the soul such as collard greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread and more!

Lots of traditions come with bringing in a new year. We wear festive attire, count down to 12 a.m. as we watch the ball drop, and scream “Happy New Year!”. For those of us here in the south we know to get the cornbread in the oven and the collard greens and black-eyed peas boiling. These foods are said to be a symbolization of good luck, health and wealth.

Soul: Wingery and Records is a restaurant in Florence known for its cool vibey environment and tasty soul food. The owner, Thad Saajid-Rowell joined TVL on New Year’s Eve to talk about some of these southern traditions and favorites.

For more ways to entice your taste buds follow Soul: Wingery and Records on Instagram and Facebook.

Kelsey Duncan

Kelsey Duncan

Kelsey is a 2020 graduate of Mississippi State University. Before coming to WAFF, she completed an internship at iHeartMedia in Atlanta and Hail State Productions at MSU. When Kelsey isn't working, she loves watching sports (Hail State and Go Braves!) and journaling. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.