Paxillulus vobiscum

I can’t help myself. I simply must plug this guy’s fascinating blog.

To put myself through grad school I worked among other things as a cook. I was in grad school to learn Latin and Greek. So, when I find a blog dealing with Latin texts about food and cooking, well, … I am completely hooked. Since I am in the throws of learning Chinese as well and am addicted to GOOD Chinese food, I simply had to share this from the blog called Sympotica graecolatina.

Did you know that the Latin word for a chopstick is, according to one 16th c. Jesuit missionary, paxillus or paxillulus?

Chopsticks

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4 Responses to Paxillulus vobiscum

  1. Norman says:

    Dear Father, if you ever visit Singapore, I’ll happily bring you around to eat Chinese Food and speak Chinese to you!

  2. I would love to visit Singapore. Xie xie nin!

  3. TO says:

    Are you learning Mandarin or Cantonese?