The highest form of hospitality in Jordan is experienced by sharing food with local families, especially on the occasion of festivities and celebrations.
If during a trip you should be invited to lunch and dinner by a local family, remember that you do not have to bring anything, but eat everything that is presented on the table (and it will be much, regardless of the economic possibilities of the family).
The most characteristic and representative dish of Jordanian cuisine is the Mansaf, which is also a national dish. It is chicken or lamb cooked with aromatic herbs, generally spicy, served in jameed (dry yogurt), accompanied by rice, pine nuts and almonds.
Preparing it takes many hours and is cooked on special occasions. Be careful, if you are served some, remember that it is almost never eaten with cutlery: guests take it with their hands from a large common plate in the middle of the table.