Casey Kress 4A
Native Customs and Beliefs
It is not usually necessary to ask that food be passed across the table; reaching for what one wants is considered a sign that the guest is comfortable with the host. Leaving food on the plate is impolite; people are expected to take only what they will eat. Although tap water is safe to drink, many people prefer mineral water or some other beverage. At restaurants, guests usually seat themselves, and tips of 10–15 percent are customary.
Most Hungarian dinners are up to 6 courses, or can just consist of hors d'oeuvers.
- Easter- The holiday dishes include boiled smoked ham, boiled eggs, and sausage
- St. Nicholas Day/ Christmas- This holiday dishes include fish soup, stuffed cabbage, cottage cheese noddles with bacon, beigli, candy, and chocolate.