[Ads-l] You put your foot in it - excellent food

Margaret Lee 0000006730deb3bf-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Mon Jan 11 05:38:51 EST 2021


 'You put your foot in it', along with 'You put the big pot in the little pot' have been popular sayings in the African American community for decades, used to compliment the cook after a super-delicious meal.
--Margaret Lee


    On Sunday, January 10, 2021, 12:14:15 PM EST, Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:  
 
 NYTimes magazine article on a chicken and rice recipe made with as a
collaboration with a chef and formerly incarcerated gentleman. Ends with
the dish served to a friend, who exclaims, after “clearing” his plate -
“You put your foot in it!”

I found: “ You've stumpd [sic?] your toe in this" or "You stuck your thumb
in this" are the ones I'm most familiar with being from the south. These
two can refer to a range of expression from being too sweet or
complementing the chef(cook) on his mastery, in my experience.
-- 
Andy Bach
Afbach at gmail.com
Not at my desk

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