FoodReference.com Logo

Food Trivia & Food Facts Section

An eclectic collection of information about various foods and beverages,
plants and animals from around the world

Home       Food Articles       Food Trivia & Facts       Today In Food History       Recipes       Cooking Tips       Food Videos       Food Quotes       Who's Who       Food Trivia Quizzes       Crosswords       Food Poems       Cookbooks       Food Posters       Recipe Contests       Culinary Schools       Gourmet Tours       Food Festivals

You are here > Home > FOOD TRIVIA & FACTS

MINCEMEAT to MORTAR >  Monkey Dish

 

 

FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS

MINCEMEAT to MORTAR       Mincemeat & Mince Pie       Minerals       Minnesota Food Trivia       Minnesota Big Cheese       Minnesota Food Statistics       Mint       Mint Family       Miracle Fruit       Mirepoix       Mirin       Mirliton       Miso       Mississippi       Missouri       Mizuna       Mock Turtle Soup      Molasses       Molecular Gastronomy       Molson Beer       Monkey Bread       Monkey Dish       Monkey Pot       Monkfish       Monosodium Glutamate       Monstera       Montana       Monte Cristo       Monterey Jack Cheese       MoonPies       Moonshine       Mopane Worm       Moqua       Moray Eel       Morbier Cheese       Morels       Mortadella       Mornay Sauce       Mortar and Pestle

MONKEY DISH

There are many stories of the origin of the term 'monkey dish', but none of them are verified.  Here are a few of them:

It is a bowl the size a monkey would use.

It is a bowl that was originally made from a monkey's skull.

It is a shallow bowl the size of a monkey's hand.

Royalty once had small portions of their food fed to monkeys to be sure it wasn't poisoned.

Bell hops wore caps similar to those worn by organ grinder monkeys. The bell hops became known as 'monkeys,' and the smaller dishes were used by these 'monkeys' to serve in-room guests.

The list goes on.
 

 

 

Home       About Us & Contact Us       Food History Articles       Food Timeline       Catalogs       Other Links

Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.

For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: james@foodreference.com
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2014 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.

You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.

Please take the time to request permission.

 

 

 

 

 

Also see: Food Articles  and Cooking Tips

 

Culinary Schools
& Cooking Classes

From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training - Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide

Chef with red wine glass