Superstitious? Food bits from Guam Diner Bytes

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Superstitious? Food bits from Guam Diner Bytes

by: Ken Stewart | .
The Guam Food Guy | .
published: August 14, 2013

More Food Bits from "Eat Your Words" describes the language of food and how food terms and phrases have become everyday common expressions. Today we touch on some of the superstitions and rituals associated with food. Quoting from a section called, “A Forkful of Fortune”:

  • “When moving into a new home, carry in salt first to ensure wealth. If you next take in bread, you’ll always be well fed.”
  • “If you want to dream in color, eat three almonds before you go to sleep. For good dreams, eat chocolate at bedtime. And to avoid nightmares, be sure not to eat doughnuts right before going to bed.”
  • “To keep vampires and other evil spirits away, hang garlic around your doors and windows.”
  • “If you leave the top off a teapot, it means a stranger will soon visit.”
  • “Eating bread crusts will make your hair curly.”
  • “Never stir a glass of milk with a fork. It will make the cow go dry.”
  • “If two people reach for a saltshaker at the same time, they will soon quarrel.”
  • “It is bad luck to eat the last slice of bread on a plate. To prevent misfortune, toss the bread slice in the air before eating it.”
  • “Your money will multiply if you rub your coins and bills with pomegranate seeds.”
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