A fortune cookie is one of those goodwill gestures you can offer without anyone thinking they have to give you something back. The Chinese have for centuries used them to mark special occasions and they provide great amusement at dinner parties or birthday celebrations.
Garlic bread is making a comeback. Once a staple on the menus of the 70s and 80s, it's rightfully taking its place at the dinner table along with classics like spaghetti bolognese and lasagne. About time too!