Friday the 13th – Foodie Edition

By Riad Veerapen

It’s Friday the 13th, one of the most superstitious days of the year. Some are hardcore superstition believers, others not so much. We here at FoodtoEat don’t like to take any chances. Here are some food related superstitions to stay on the safe side.

1. They say giving someone an orange will make them fall in love with you. Roses are overrated, violets are too.

Orange
For the love of orange! | Photo Credit: Rebloggy.com

2. We’ve all heard about dropping salt. If you drop salt its bad luck, but if your throw some over your shoulder then, well that’s good luck.

Whoever did that better throw fast! | Photo Credit Womansday.com
Whoever did that better throw fast! | Photo Credit Womansday.com

3. Throwing rice at newlyweds brings happiness, wealth and prosperity.

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Keep the rice coming! | Photo Credit: weddingusa.com

4. In India, it is believed that eating a spoonful of yogurt with a sprinkle of sugar before a test will help you do well.

Photo Credit: Davidogillo.blogspot.com
Photo Credit: Davidogillo.blogspot.com

5. Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve will bring prosperity into the New Year.

You guy the champagne, Ill get the peas. | Photo Credit: Crankycakes.com
You get the champagne, I’ll get the peas. | Photo Credit: Crankycakes.com

6. Garlic doesn’t just ward of vampires, it’s also believed by Europeans, Indians, Chinese and other Asians to repel evil eye if you carry a clove with you.

 

The new secret weapon. |smashingtops.com
The new secret weapon. |smashingtops.com

7. Next time you pour yourself a cup of coffee and you see bubbles, scoop them up and eat them. This is said to bring good luck, especially in the financial area.

Get them before they pop! | Photo Credit: theprepperjournal.com
Get ’em before they pop! | Photo Credit: theprepperjournal.com

8. Eating peanuts at a sports event is said to bring the players bad luck. Yet, they sell them at baseball games. Hmmmm.

"Buy no peanuts just Cracker Jacks" | Photo Credit: Crescentmag.com
“Buy me no peanuts just Cracker Jacks” | Photo Credit: Crescentmag.com

9. Never cut a banana! It’s bad luck! That’s what our teeth are for.

Photo Credit: Sugarthegoldenretriever.com
Photo Credit: Sugarthegoldenretriever.com

 

10. Dropping silverware symbolizes the arrival of an unexpected guest. Next time you drop a spoon, expect the doorbell to ring.

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11. Chinese superstition says if you stick chopsticks into a bowl, especially a bowl of rice, it will bring bad luck.

Photo Credit: Visualphotos.com
Photo Credit: Visualphotos.com

12. In the 1800’s, British women believed that eating lettuce increased fertility.

 

Is that how Cabbage Patch Kids came about? | Photo Credit: theconcordinsider.com
Is that how Cabbage Patch Kids came about? | Photo Credit: theconcordinsider.com

13. And finally, if you plan on getting married on this day, for the best marriage, make sure your wedding cake is made from the best ingredients.

Look at happy they are! | Photo Credit: Weddingunveils.com
Look at how happy they are! | Photo Credit: Weddingunveils.com

DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat, a sustainable online food ordering and concierge catering service featuring your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers. Check out the deliciousness here: www.foodtoeat.com

 

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