"you must have put your toe (or foot) in it

Posted by ESC on December 24, 2003

In Reply to: "You must have put your toe (or foot) in it posted by Steven King on December 23, 2003

: I am told by some black colleagues that this is a popular southern saying among blacks - something alluding to making a good dish of food.

: ANYONE ever hear it? Please email me possible origins.

: Thanks,
: Steven King

It sounds vaguely familiar but I couldn't find it in my references. I probably read it in a book. Just guessing, I would say the speaker was saying the cook was so sweet, that putting her foot in a dish improved it.