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wives tales about cycles

I know that back in the day when folks did their own butchering on the farm women on their cycle were not allowed to touch the meat. I know that they were not allowed to touch the food during the canning process of fruits and vegetables but were they allowed to knead the dough and bake the bread?


Asked by admckenzie at 12:22 PM on Dec. 12, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • According to a couple of websites, women were thought to spoil any type of food they came in contact with during their menstrual cycle.

    I was able to find on snopes ( the following: Breadmaking will fail because the dought will fail to rise if a woman on her cycle comes in contact with it.


    Answer by CrissiCat at 4:07 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • Hell, I could use a week off... You think this excuse will work for me?!?

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:22 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • Hell yeah when did this idea stop...I could use one week a month off!

    Answer by salexander at 11:11 AM on Dec. 13, 2008