Food Job Old Wive’s Tales Researcher

Many people like to eat only what they have eaten before, but belief in traditional nourishment is often based on an impeccable lack of logic.  A man we know blamed his mother for his poor results in the end of term examination.  He was a sickly child and his anxious, Sicilian Mom believed her dearly beloved son would benefit from an old folk remedy.  Every morning she prepared for him a tumbler of Marsala wine into which she had beaten a raw egg.  The poor lad had gone to school, literally falling down drunk.