New Year’s Day is a time of celebration, a time of reflection on another year gone by, and a time to set goals for an even better year to come. Like with so many great milestones in life, food plays an integral part. For many people of a variety of cultures, the foods eaten on and around the first few days of January are believed to create good fortune for the new year to come. Pork is just one of these favorite foods. Because pigs root forward as they eat, overcoming all obstacles in the process, it is believed that eating it will likewise bring you strength for a productive year. So to help you kick off 2014 with a boost of good luck, here are our best ways for cooking pork. Who knew bacon could actually be so good for you? Enjoy!