6 Minute English - Food superstitions

We talk about food superstitions and teach you vocabulary along the way.

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Hello, this is 6 Minute. English on BBC learning English. I'm Rob spilled some salt on the floor Sam. Quick throw some of your left shoulder. Rub some superstitions old beliefs are based on Magic and mystery rather than science, many superstitions are connected to food as will discover in this program. Right? Like throwing salt over your shoulder to stop by the luck? No scientific people. For example, have you ever blown out the candles on a birthday cake and made a wish or throwing rice over the bride and groom at the wedding?

I thought, well, before we find out, it's time for a quick question about another famous food, festival Halloween faces into pumpkins to frighten away, evil spirits, the tradition of carving, pumpkins or jack-o'-lanterns, is that cold in the United States to down to the Celtic Festival in Ireland. But it was the Americans who started using pumpkins. So what vegetable did the Irish originally use to scare away. Ghosts, was it a spirit 800c squash?

I'll stay be potatoes.

What's the schedule is the coaches from around the world have been connecting food and magic with thousands of years and over time it's crazy and strange beliefs describing one unusual. See the station to BBC World Service programs, the food chain.

When you have superstitions and they serve mixed with science and health and medicine. And I'm one of the examples that would be something like garlic, which we were vampires. But they've been through it to boot off the evil eye. If you come across the time, that evil is a bad luck.

Sasha says that garlic is believed to ward off. Vampires meaning to repel low. Stop someone from harming. You evil magical spells with the power to cause bad things to happen. Just as a real blanket covers, the different parts of your body. A blanket term is a phrase that used to describe many examples of related things. I'm only about bad luck. They also give our lives meaning in Hyderabad, India, where she introduces visitors to, some of the city's food. Traditions, Can you spot the difference?


Some of the Traditions give you lessons. Every kind of a check which is made of all the fights. So you have sour, you have sweet. You have something that is going to be, you have happiness, you have challenges. You have a little sadness, will have bitterness in your life, which I think is a very nice.

At Hindu New Year, mothers give their children a special Chutney, a mixture of fruit spices, sugar, and vinegar flavor. Some sweet, mothers, tell their children. That the coming year, like the Chutney will have its own flavors both good and bad. Teach you a lesson, they show you what you should or shouldn't do in the future as a result of experience. Lovely. Way to end. Yes, maybe we should make me a Halloween set of carving pumpkins or whatever. Vegetable. The Irish originally used my quiz question. I asked you what vegetable was originally used instead of pumpkins to scare away ghosts.

I guessed it was being potatoes, which was the wrong answer in fat. Turnips were originally used. So maybe Irish ghosts are smaller than American ones. Okay, let's meet at vocabulary Blends about superstitions, which I connected with magic evil eye, bad luck or harmful magic. Evil eye is an example of a phrase used to describe many examples of related sting station involves Chutney, the food mixing, many flavors of this program. Good luck with your language learning and want to learn how to use the vocabulary found in headlines. Why not try out on you to review podcast?

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