Community photo album | Learning how the other half nibbles

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May 25th, 2012 11:06 am| by admin
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What better way to meet new friends than over a good home-cooked meal? That’s pretty much the idea behind Expat Dinners, which took place on May 10 all over the country to give local expats the chance to meet local Danes and bond over their traditional cuisines. At the Nørrebro Library in Copenhagen, the turn-up was great with a broad diversity of nationalities as well as food stretching from Lithuania to Iraq to America and to many more countries.

Stine Fugl from Nørrebro Library welcomes everybody to the dinner

At the long table the plates were quickly filled, and people were so busy chatting and eating it was only the two sisters Mona and Jania in front who had time to smile at the photographer

Mae Fong Choe from Malaysia and Sofie Højsten from Denmark just met tonight

Four of the people chatting away over the meal were (left-right) Iben Kaalund and Sun Petersen from Denmark, Hosein Taha from Iraq, and Idi Ali from Morocco

Hiyam Hatem, who is originally from Iraq, and her son Hasim

Enjoying the food here is Yoana Pavlova from Bulgaria and Diana Volodko from Lithuania

Abdul and his daughter Zeinab brought sugar crackers

The chicken is cut and ready to be eaten

AmericaÂ’s Amanda Appel and RomaniaÂ’s Oana Marin are room-mates and thought this would be a fun way to meet some new acquaintances in Copenhagen

Morten Kjær Mortensen sure didn’t hold back at the buffet, here sitting next to The Copenhagen Post’s Elise Beacom, who was taking the same approach to the booze

The two boys Hasim and Ali had a little too much to eat, so they took a well deserved break on the couch, and from mum

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