Feeding someone food with your handsistock/andresr
In Ethiopia, feeding each other with your hands is a gesture of hospitality. The tradition, called gursha, is intended to build trust and social bonds between those sharing the food.
You don’t thank a friend or family member for inviting you over for dinneristock/SolStock
In India, thanking the host at the end of a meal is considered a form of payment and frowned upon. Instead, return the favor by inviting them over for dinner next time, which shows that you value the relationship. “But when you do, make sure it’s not nicer than their dinner for you,” Napier-Fitzpatrick says. A comparable dinner will compliment your guest without outdoing their own. Here in the U.S., you might consider bringing a hostess gift the next time you’re invited to dinner.
Eating food off of the groundistock/_Image-Source
In the Middle East, if you drop bread on the ground, you should pick it up, kiss it, and raise it to your forehead before putting it back on your plate. This shows respect for your food and the work that went into making it. (Find out the truth behind the 5-second rule.)