Collard Greens Shortage Wilts Some New Year's Traditions05:12
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Cooks may be having a hard time finding collard greens this holiday season, after hurricane-related bad weather in the Southeast negatively impacted the growing season. Pictured: A man shows off collard greens harvested in Miami. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Cooks may be having a hard time finding collard greens this holiday season, after hurricane-related bad weather in the Southeast negatively impacted the growing season. Pictured: A man shows off collard greens harvested in Miami. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Cooks may be having a hard time finding collard greens this holiday season: Hurricane-related bad weather in the Southeast during the growing season earlier this year stunted growth of collards — a member of the cabbage family — forcing an early harvest. Collards are a staple in African-American culture, particularly in the South, where they're served on New Year's Day and thought to bring luck in the new year.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Jerome Grant (@chefjgdetails), executive chef of the Sweet Home Café at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

This segment aired on December 31, 2018.

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