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ITALIAN-AMERICAN COOKING

MANY ITALIAN FAMILIES WOULD ONLY EAT PIZZA, WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE
PIZZAS WITH EVERYTHING ON THEM; THEY WERE COMPLETE MEALS IN ITALY.

Submitter comment: REALLY ENJOYS TALKING ABOUT ITALIAN COOKING.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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INDEX OF 7-INCH REEL OF THAI FESTIVALS AND CUSTOMS

FLOATING WATER LILY FESTIVAL, THAI NEW YEAR CELEBRATION (APRIL 13)
BURPING AFTER MEALS IN NORTHERN THAILAND
THAI HARVEST FESTIVAL (ONE-SART)
RAINING SEASON FESTIVAL (BUDDHIST LENT,
ACTUALLY MORE LIKE MARDI GRAS)
EATING HABITS IN THAILAND, CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES,
WEDDINGS, AND FUNERALS IN THAILAND

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 13
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 22
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F646
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001960S

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WINE

IT IS AN ITALIAN CUSTOM TO DRINK WINE AT EVERY MEAL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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FOOD

MANY JEWISH PEOPLE DO NOT EAT MEAT WITH DAIRY PRODUCTS. ALSO,
PORK CAN NOT BE EATEN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS IS DONE DAILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.

Date learned: 11-11-1971

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HARD TACK

IT IS THE CUSTOM FOR FINNISH PEOPLE TO EAT HARD TACK - A KIND OF
CRACKER-BREAD, AT ALL MEALS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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NEW ENGLAND FOOD

A TRADITIONAL SATURDAY DINNER IS BAKED BEANS AND HOT DOGS.

Where learned: MAIL ; TOLD BY

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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CUSTOM

A CUSTOM IN GREECE IS TO DRINK WINE AT EVERY MEAL.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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HEADACHE

FOR MIGRAINE HEADACHES TAKE TWO TEASPOONS OF HONEY WITH YOUR MEALS.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-10-1971

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My father's family would eat bean soup every
Saturday.

Submitter comment: My father doesn't know the reason why other than
maybe it was because he had 12 brothers and sisters
and they couldn't afford to eat a lot.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Oakley

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.
Food Drink -- Mixed preparation in liquid
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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Fish And Milk

Before having a catfish dinner, I asked my mother if I could
have some milk to go with it. But my father interrupted and said
that if you've never had milk with fish before then it will kill
you.

Submitter comment: My father had a very serious look on his face. I knew he was
wrong because they had served milk along with our lunches which
sometimes include fish as a main course.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Keyword(s): FOOD POISONING

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Fish

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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THIS CUSTOM WAS PRACTICED BY MY DAD AND HIS FAMILY
IN GOERGIA.
AFTER EATING FISH, NEVER DRINK MILK OR EAT ICE
CREAM BECAUSE IT MIGHT POISON YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
Food Drink -- Animal product Milk product
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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Good Luck

On New Year's Day, a big pot of black-eyed peas should be prepared and cooked into the pot should be a brand new dime from the bank. The peas are served and whoever gets the dime in their serving will have wealth for the rest of the year. The peas keep getting served until the dime is found.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.
Informant was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, where he probably learned this.

 

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FLORIDA ; NASHVILLE ; PENSACOLA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.
BELIEF -- Good luck

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