In Eastern Belgium, where I come from, it is customary to eat cooked sauerkraut with sausages on New Year’s Day.
Practically every family I knew growing up did so and people unwilling to cook can still easily get it at many restaurants throughout the region. It is also the only culinary tradition that I’ve kept after I moved to Brussels. I just had some a few hours ago. It’s not as good as the one my parents made, mainly due to lack of access to the best ingredients, but it sure was all right. A great way to start the year.
Does anyone else do this or at least has heard of that tradition ? I wouldn’t be surprised if it was also popular in Germany and Eastern France, but I don’t know really.