Posted by Smokey Stover on January 06, 2007
In Reply to: Re: Jacobs table posted by ESC on January 06, 2007
: : Does anyone know where the phrase Jacobs table came from as regards taking your own food to a party,thanks
: I've looked in my regional slang dictionaries and I found a lot of Jacob phrases but not this one. I'm thinking it has to do with Jacob in the Bible.
Or it could mean: Jacob's table: Menus and recipes from the Pillow Cafe, favorite dishes of artists and audiences at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. You can order it from Amazon or your favorite bookstore. I hope that helps. Forget Jacob ben Asher.