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Why do chefs wear a long cap?

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Asked by ankit shivam, 30 Nov '10 05:06 pm
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There are as many legends surrounding the tall white hat that symbolizes culinary expertise as there are ways to bake a cake. One likely tale is that the head cooks in Assyrian households were allowed to wear high cloth headdresses patterned on the crowns of their royal masters.

This distinction was intended to encourage valuable servants to remain faithful to their masters, who lived in constant fear of being poisoned. The ribs or pleats in the headdress represented the ribs in the king's crown and were stitched into the cloth and stiffened with starch.

Today the chef's hat has one hundred pleats -- said to represent the one hundred ways that a good chef should be able to cook eggs. This legend probably originated in ancient Persia or in Rome, where mater culinarians were presented with bonnet-like caps studded with laurel leaves. Other sources say the story comes from France and is of fairly recent origin.

Yet another version, similar to the Assyrian one, ascribes the patter ...more
Answered by OBERoi, 30 Nov '10 05:14 pm

 
  
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Pata nahi ...
Answered by MARTINI, 30 Nov '10 05:10 pm

 
  
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So that his hair can not fall in the dishes !! : o
Answered by Raj, 30 Nov '10 05:09 pm

 
  
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Wo cooking karte hue dishes ko ghar le jaane ke liye chuppate hai in toppiyon maio
Answered by aansoosingh, 30 Nov '10 05:09 pm

 
  
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According to a July 22, 2009 Boston Globe article, the classic tall, white chef's hat, or toque, may have originated in mid-seventh century B.C. Assyria, where royal household cooks "wore pleated cloth headdresses like the king."
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Other sources cited by the Boston Globe say the chef's hat dates to the Byzantine Empire, when Greek monastery cooks wore hats similar to those of Orthodox priests. In the 19th century, Antonin Careme is credited with inserting stiff cardboard into chef's hats.

Read more: Why Do Chefs Wear Tall White Hats? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5273116_do-wear-tall-white-hats.html#ix zz16lUZ9Dae
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 30 Nov '10 05:08 pm

 
  
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A distinctive headgear
Answered by anil garg, 08 Oct '13 11:56 am

 
  
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:) To allow space for the longitudinal elongation of their heads due to heat of cooking.
Answered by bottomliner, 01 Dec '10 12:29 pm

 
  
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So that they can be identified and found from even a far off place
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 30 Nov '10 05:29 pm

 
  
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To hide hair
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 30 Nov '10 05:17 pm

 
  
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