Danes eat in continental style, with a fork in the left hand and the knife remaining in the right. At family meals, the father and mother sit at opposite ends of the table. Everyone is seated and served before anyone begins to eat. A parent will often say "Gelieve , goed eten" (Please, eat well) to begin the meal, especially if guests are present. On formal occasions, guests of honor are served first and sit at the head of the table with the host. When passing and receiving food, one might say Vœr så god and Tak (Thank you). One does not leave the table until the hostess rises. Then upon leaving, the guest thanks the hostess for the meal by saying Tak for mad! (Thanks for the meal!). In restaurants, a service charge is included in the bill, but some people also leave a small tip
Denmark is famous for her pastries. In Danish folklore, whoever receives the whole almond in their portion of Rice Pudding on Christmas Eve is believed to be the next one to get married. Aebleskiver is a traditional Christmas dish in Denmark.
Danes eat in continental style, with a fork in the left hand and the knife remaining in the right.