25 culinary superstitions you should know

If you knock over your wine glass in Italy, you're expected to dab some of that spilled vino behind your ears, or bad luck would befall you.

And in Turkey, don't chew gum at night no matter how your breath stinks, because the locals believe that you'd be chewing the flesh of the dead.

Closer to home, don't cut your noodles when in China. Instead, slurp them up without breaking them to enjoy a good long life.

Age-old superstitions still pervade societies today, and many have to do with how we eat, drink, and use our kitchenware.

Some of these old wives' tales might seem completely senseless, but you'd be surprised to know that they're still being followed religiously.

Read more about some culinary superstitions around the world in the gallery below.

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