The exploration into the origins of common superstitions continues with spilling salt as a bad omen.
We humans, love to eat and we love to celebrate with food, from weddings to birthdays to a Sunday family lunch. Whilst our customs might be different, all around the world we celebrate new beginnings, whether that is a new year, a new marriage or a new baby. And while the food we serve to celebrate new beginnings may be slightly different in our own corner of the globe, there seems to be a universal theme in the type of food we eat. We celebrate the new with circular-shaped food.
A crime writer encounters an ancient Ottoman curse – on his bread.
The cutting of a couple’s wedding cake is often the highlight of a wedding reception with newlyweds making their first ceremonial slice into the cake.
Food and feasting is at the centre of our Christmas celebrations, and folklore and customs play an important part in what we eat.