Cook, beware! Are you inadvertently cutting ties with someone you love or inviting bad spirits into your home? It all has to do with knives and salt (or something like that). Click on to learn more about funny food superstitions … and how to stay lucky in the kitchen!
Attribute this one to general knowledge – everyone everywhere knows that garlic will ward off vampires. But did you know it also works against the curse of the evil eye? Sources aren’t clear how you do this (eat it? Leave it lying around?) so we’re hoping anything al ajillo will do the trick.
Candles on a Birthday Cake
Never ever have birthday cake without the candles! According to the ancient Greeks, candles on a cake will ward off all sorts of evils and blowing out all the candles at once? Good luck of course, says Cooking Channel TV.
This is another trick we learned from our abuelas, always throw some salt over your left shoulder if you spill it while cooking. Why? Spilled salt brings about bad luck but throwing salt over your shoulder blinds the devil. Take that!
According to The Huffington Post, tea is fraught with peril. First, never put milk in your tea before sugar or you’ll never get married. Secondly, undissolved sugar at the bottom of your cup means someone has the hots for you. Also: spilled tea means a visitor is coming and it’s bad luck if more than one person pours tea. Got all that?
Trying to get rid of a friend? Bring them a basket of hot peppers, says Cooking Channel TV. The key, apparently, is having them touch the peppers. Placing a pepper on a table and letting them pick it up will do no harm.