Tiny New York Kitchen: Easy Hoppin’ John

Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 8.37.20 AMBy Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen


  • 1 Pound Black-Eyed Peas
  • 1 Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1 Pound Finely Chopped Lean Salt Pork
  • 2 Quarts Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Raw Rice (Cooked Separately)
  • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Peppers

Wash and soak black-eyed peas overnight in cold water. Drain well and put peas in a large-size pot. Add boiling water, onion, salt pork, and crushed red peppers. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours or until peas are very soft. Add water as needed. In a separate pot cook rice until dry and fluffy. Add cooked rice to cooked peas in pot. Simmer gently until all liquid is absorbed. Transfer to serving bowl. Serve warm. Serves 6


Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.

While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”

Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too!  Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.