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Do chefs get the days off during Ramadan

Old Aug 20th 2009, 6:07 pm
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Just wondered it would be a challenge to get the meal/dish right?
With strict rules nothing should pass the lips between sunrise and sunset
What really happens in restaurants? [to those more senior among us here]
think i should pack a lunch box, will there be no restaurants oppen to get lunch?

Piece is a north of the border expression. My apologies

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Old Aug 20th 2009, 6:12 pm
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Just wondered it would be a challenge to get it right?
What really happens in restaurants? [to those more senior among us here]
think i should pack a piece?
I'm not sure what you mean, challenge to get it right and packing a piece? I don't get it..

Anyway, depends on the restaurant, some restaurants decide to send all their staff on vacation, for the ones who are opened it's just business as usual.
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Wait, if by a challenge to get it right you mean with tasting the food, then I do have the answer.

Not that all chefs here are muslim, but for the sake of it, I worked with a muslim chef once, and during ramadan he used to work as usual, but instead of swallowing he just spat it out. According to him that was allowed, which got confirmed by chefs at the hotel I used to work at.

I admired him though, that is real temptation, and being able to resist it required a great deal of mental strenght. Not like just removing all the temptation like they do here.
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Wait, if by a challenge to get it right you mean with tasting the food, then I do have the answer.

Not that all chefs here are muslim, but for the sake of it, I worked with a muslim chef once, and during ramadan he used to work as usual, but instead of swallowing he just spat it out. According to him that was allowed, which got confirmed by chefs at the hotel I used to work at.

I admired him though, that is real temptation, and being able to resist it required a great deal of mental strenght. Not like just removing all the temptation like they do here.
quite interesting... see you learn something everyday.
Real noble then those chefs resisting such temptation
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if spitting is allowed I guess it means hookers can also still work during the day!
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if spitting is allowed I guess it means hookers can also still work during the day!
but sex isn't allowed during ramadan...

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Originally Posted by zoukla View Post
Just wondered it would be a challenge to get the meal/dish right?
With strict rules nothing should pass the lips between sunrise and sunset
What really happens in restaurants? [to those more senior among us here]
think i should pack a lunch box, will there be no restaurants oppen to get lunch?

Piece is a north of the border expression. My apologies
Haha.. you need to put additional info for our Southerners e.g.., piece (sandwich) ! Not sure if the Geordies use piece in that context, though .
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Not that all chefs here are muslim, but for the sake of it, I worked with a muslim chef once, and during ramadan he used to work as usual, but instead of swallowing he just spat it out. According to him that was allowed, which got confirmed by chefs at the hotel I used to work at.
So why is chewing gum not allowed?
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So why is chewing gum not allowed?
ha ha I got told off that during my first ramadan here.

Nothing is supposed to past muslims lips during ramadan
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So why is chewing gum not allowed?
Because that gives pleasure, so I've been told..
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