"Take A Plate!" Top 5 Page for this destination New Zealand Tourist Trap Tip by kiwi
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If ever, during your travels, you are invited to a local function, you will be very happy I’m sure. But if the invitation includes the words “bring a plate” you need to understand it’s meaning. This is a local term, and means bring a plate of food. Please don’t be embarrassed as has often happened, when visitors from overseas arrive with an empty plate. It is not meaning that the host doesn’t have enough plates and you need to bring your own, it means that the food offered will be from a shared source and everyone coming should bring one item. Often a salad, or cold meat, or a dessert, or selection of breads etc. All the food is put together on a table and then everyone can select from there what they wish to eat. The theory behind this is if everyone brings enough food for one person to eat, then there should be enough on the table, if you see what I mean.
It’s an old tradition here in New Zealand, but can often catch the visitor out when they don’t know it’s true meaning.
Unique Suggestions: Take some food, doesn't have to specifically be on a plate. Can be supermarket prepared dishes.
Fun Alternatives: Normally travellers, with limited ability to be prepared, are not expected to take anything to a function or dinner.
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