It’s nearly Friday the 13th (for the second time in two months). While our rational selves know there's no such thing as bad luck, we’d rather be safe than sorry. So stay clear of ladders, don’t handle any mirrors and keep umbrellas closed indoors. If those precautions aren’t enough, here are a few more superstitions to add to your list from star chefs.
“If my grandmother spilled salt, she would throw some over her left shoulder with her right hand, and I find myself doing it too. I feel funny if I don’t do it.” –Bill Smith, Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
“When I’m serving gnocchi on the 29th of every month, I always put a dollar under the plate. It’s a tradition that comes from Argentina, where my mother is from, and maybe other places in South America. On the 29th of every month, you put a dollar under the plate and it brings you fortune. At the restaurant, I’ll use a coin, but at home it’s a dollar.” –Michelle Bernstein, Michy’s Miami