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FOOD CUSTOM

MEAT & MILK OR ANY DAIRY PRODUCTS MUST NOT BE EATEN FROM THE
SAME DISHES

Submitter comment: HEARD THIS AS A KID. THESE SAYINGS JUST WENT AROUND IN A JEWISH
HOME. I COULD NOT FIND ANY SOURCE {OF} THIS SAYING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Food container
Food Drink -- Meat Bred animal

Date learned: 00-00-1974

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SOUP PICNIC

EVERY LABOR DAY, FOR AT LEAST FORTY YEARS, BUT NOT SINCE 1971,
THE ROHR FAMILY HELD WHAT THEY CALLED A "SOUP PICNIC." EACH INDI-
VIDUAL FAMILY WOULD BRING A PAN OF VEGETABLE SOUP, AND AT THE PICNIC
SITE (WHICH TRADED OFF FROM FAMILY TO FAMILY YEARLY) THE SOUPS WOULD
BE COMBINED IN A BIG BUTCHERING KETTLE, AND HEATED OVER AN OPEN
FIRE. THE FAMILY MADE A DAY OF IT, AND WOULD EAT THE SOUP BOTH FOR
LUNCH AND SUPPER THAT DAY.
WHEN THE CUSTOM FIRST STARTED, THE MEALS CONSISTED SOLELY OF
SOUP AND CRACKERS. AFTER A FEW YEARS, CORN ON THE COB WAS ADDED,
SINCE MANY OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS WERE GROWING IT, AND IT WAS PLENTI-
FUL DURING THE LATE SUMMER. AFTER A FEW YEARS, DESSERTS WERE ALSO
ADDED TO THE TRADITION, BUT IT WAS ALWAYS KEPT AT THAT--NEVER ANY
SIDE DISHES, OR MEAT (OTHER THAN THAT IN THE SOUP ITSELF.) (IN MY
WORDS)

Where learned: OHIO ; MASSILLON

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F0900
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Month
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Food container
Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Kind of heatCooking equipment
Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Process
Food Drink -- Mixed preparation in liquid
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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FAMILY PLATE

NORWEGIAN CUSTOM IS TO PASS DOWN A PEWTER PLATE FROM FIRST
SON TO FIRST SON WITH EACH SCRATCHING HIS INITIALS AND
DATE OF BIRTH ON IT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANTS BROTHER}IN}LAW'S PLATE GOES BACK TO LATE 1600.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
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CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Food container

Date learned: 11-04-1972

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BELIEF

IN A JEWISH HOME IF A GENTILE EATS FROM ONE OF THEIR PLATES THE
PLATES ARE BURIED TO PURIFY THEM AGAIN

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WITNESSED THIS 20 YEARS AGO

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MONROE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Food container

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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WHEN SETTING THE TABLE FOR CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER, AN EXTRA PLATE IS
ALWAYS PUT OUT FOR THE "UNINVITED GUEST." THIS IS DONE BECAUSE OF THE
BELIEF THAT CHRIST MIGHT COME TO THE HOME IN THE FORM OF A NEEDY
INDIVIDUAL SEEKING FOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CHARITY ; POLISH CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Food container
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Implement to handle food
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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SOUR DOUGH

SISTER MEL SAID THAT IN MISSOURI, THE OLDER WOMEN KEEP THEIR BAKING
DOUGH IN STONE CROCKS. AS THEY USE THE DOUGH, THEY REPLENISH THE
CROCK WITH THE SAME AMOUNT. THEY BELIEVE THERE IS ALWAYS SOME OF THE
ORIGINAL DOUGH LEFT IN THE CROCK. THIS AGING OF THE DOUGH,
SUPPOSEDLY ENRICHES THE DOUGH, THEREFOR IMPROVING THE FLAVOR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT BELIEVED IT TO BE A MAJOR CUSTOM OF THE PEOPLE AROUND
WHERE SHE LIVED.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; DALLAS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Food container

Date learned: 03-20-1972

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CUSTOM

FOR CHRISTMAS EVE, THE FAMILY HAS AN ODD NUMBER OF DISHES
FOR CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER. THIS DINNER IS CALLED WIGILIA.

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Food container
BELIEF -- Number Odd number (not specific)

Date learned: 02-22-1970

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POSITION OF RICE AT DINNER (THAI)

"THE THAIS WILL PLACE THEIR DISH OF RICE CLOSEST TO THEM WHEN
THEY'RE EATING."

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS AT A THAI PARTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT. A
THAI GIRL SAID TO ME THAT I AM NOT THAI BECAUSE I PLACED THE
RICE FAR FROM ME. WHEN I LOOKED AT THE OTHER THAIS, I SAW
THAT THEY ALL HAD THEIR DISH OF RICE CLOSEST TO THEMSELVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Food container

Date learned: 02-00-1984

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The Red Plate

When a child in the Susa family has a birthday or a special
day, the child gets to use a red plate for dinner which says
in white, "You are special." The plate is hidden in the top
cupboard where no one will see it if not in use.

Submitter comment: It is a special plate because Michelle's face lit up when she
spoke about it.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Food container

Date learned: 01-00-1990

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It is believed in Greece that if an unmarried woman places three
"koufetta," meaning sugar-coated almonds, taken from a priest's tray
(meaning they were blessed) during a wedding, and places them under
her pillow at night while she is sleeping, she will see in her dreams
who she is to marry. The same is true for an unmarried male.

Where learned: GREECE

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
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Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Food container
Food Drink -- Plant food Nut
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about weddings, funerals, and other crucial moments of life
BELIEF -- P841,
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 00001950CA

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