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The Platter of Friendship Celebrates the Hungarian Custom of Giving Food

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: May 23, 2012 • References: dombonatanya.bigcartel and notcot.org
A basic bowl is rather boring if you think about it, especially compared to the Platter of Friendship. This collection of odd objects affords a much more intriguing method of food presentation.

Inspired by the amicable Hungarian act of giving fine food to friends, these wooden racks accommodate a variety of very different goods. Not a single one offers a proper plate-like function, but rather invites the gift giver to decorate the carved contraptions with balancing fruits. Bamboo baskets and tiny porcelain and metal dishes can be nestled into the circular openings of the serving sticks, affording the more secure placement of smaller edibles.

An even more playful application of the Dombon-a-Tanya Platter of Friendship is its ability to be placed upon bottled beverages, loaves of bread and more.