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.
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.
3. Throwing rice at newlyweds brings happiness, wealth and prosperity.
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.
5. Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve will bring prosperity into the New Year.
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.
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.
8. Eating peanuts at a sports event is said to bring the players bad luck. Yet, they sell them at baseball games. Hmmmm.
9. Never cut a banana! It’s bad luck! That’s what our teeth are for.
10. Dropping silverware symbolizes the arrival of an unexpected guest. Next time you drop a spoon, expect the doorbell to ring.
11. Chinese superstition says if you stick chopsticks into a bowl, especially a bowl of rice, it will bring bad luck.
12. In the 1800’s, British women believed that eating lettuce increased fertility.
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.
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