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If foraging for shamrocks and downing marshmallow-filled cereal endorsed by a cartoon leprechaun hasn’t brought you the luck of the Irish by now, then it may be time to rethink your strategy on St. Patrick’s Day. From traditional dishes like noodles that symbolize longevity to a simple ham sandwich, superstitious chefs share their picks for good fortune.
The bocata de jamón “was so good compared with the plane food, that I did it again and it became a custom! Now, I have gotten very superstitious about it and I can’t fly from Barcelona without my bocata de jamón!”
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