Everyone's favorite anono-hasid, The Shaigetz, has a post today about Shabbat meals.
Egg avec onions (this is nasty, and served in Jewish homes everywhere where tradition is allowed to trump taste.)
Says the shaigetz, these same four foods are served every shabbos, with almost no variation. It's the culinary equivlant of their clothing, I suppose. Change is forbidden and all.
Anyway, Shaigy also tells us that Chaisdim never invite unrealted families over for Shabbat lunch. In the tradition of our ancestor Avraham, they are unwilling to share their tables with strange women. (Yes, I know Sarah stayed in the tent.) Yet, Shaigy's ends his post describing a mysogonistic moment the Shaigetz family suffered during a meal when they were invited out.
If it isn't done, how did the Shaigetz family get a lunch invite?