R. Abba bought meat for
thirteen istira peshita (a lot of money) from thirteen butchers
and handed it over to them [his servants] as soon as the door
was opened and urged them, 'Make haste, Quick, Make haste, Quick!'
R. Abbabu used to sit on
an ivory stool and fan the fire.
R. 'Anan used to wear an
apron (to help prepare the food for Shabbat); for the School of
R. Ishmael taught: The clothes in which one cooks a dish for his
master, let him not pour out a cup [of wine] for his master in
R. Safra would singe the
head [of an animal].
Raba salted shibuta (believed
to be a kind of fish).
R. Huna lit the lamp.
R. Papa plaited the wicks.
R. Hisda cut up the beet
Rabbah and R. Joseph chopped
R. Zera kindled the fire.
R. Nachman b. Isaac carried
(food and goods for Shabbat) in and out, saying,'If R. Ammi and
R. Assi visited me, would I not carry for them?'
Others state: R. Ammi and
R. Assi carried in and out, saying, 'If R. Yochanan visited us,
would we not carry before him?'