Bhutanese generally eat with their hands. The family members eat sitting cross-legged on the wooden floors with food being first served to the head of the household. It is usually women who serve food and in most cases the mother. Before eating, a short prayer is offered and a small morsel placed on the wooden floor as offerings to the deities and spirits. With modernization, eating habits have changed and in urban areas, people usually eat with spoons and make use of dining tables and chairs. Traditionally dishes were cooked in earthenware, but with the easy availability of imported pans and pots, the use of earthenware has been replaced. Usual meals consist of rice, a dish of chili and cheese known as Ema Datshi, pork or beef curry or lentils.