New Year's Table, American Style: All the Luxe, Fewer Bucks

New Year's caviarOn the American holiday menu, home cooking generally reigns supreme. Whether the dish in question is grilled burgers on July 4th, turkey on Thanksgiving or Christmas' cookies, we tend to celebrate with something fresh from the kitchen. The major exception is New Year's Eve, when the order of the day is luxury, and the table is covered in expensive, imported foods from around the world.

This year, we have a few suggestions for keeping your luxurious table a little more local -- and a little more affordable in the process. After all, who doesn't want to start the new year with a few more pennies in their pocket?

Bruce Watson is a senior features writer for DailyFinance. You can reach him by e-mail at, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.

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