Day 4: The food mixology!

This is the 4th Day of “Streets In Cairo” event by the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute

This day was a special day, Danish and Egyptian chefs spent hours in the Town House Factory preparing Egyptian food components while the DJs were preparing themselves for a major performance!

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - The Chefs

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - DJs

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - The Chefs

They brought different kinds of food and fruits. Apricot, water melons, okra, green salads, Egyptian beans, mint, even some yogurt. The idea was preparing Egyptian food in the Danish way.

 Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - Food

 

For me this was like presenting a new perspective of things. Showing the same everyday usual from a different angle. We know the food, we know its usual taste, we know its form, but this time, everything is different. Shape, taste, smell, everything is just new.

We had this meal of fool (Egyptian beans), yoghurt.

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - Food

Was delicious, exactly like enjoying new ideas.

Then the chefs prepared some new way of preparing watermelon:

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - Food

Watermelons with okra, onions along with green salads.

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - Food

People were enjoying themselves :)

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - Food

 

We saw some geeky children, spending time dancing and working on laptops!

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - Food

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - geeks

During and after this, Egyptian and Danish DJs started performing.

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - DJs

The Egyptian DJ Shehta began first by playing Sha’bi songs

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - DJs

The people were dancing and enjoying:

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - Dancing

Event he Danish chefs joined!

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - Dancing

Shehta was playing with the Danish DJ Asmund Boye Kverneland, who said that the Egyptian music fitted perfectly with his own style.

Different Danish DJs continued playing their own styles, it felt very open. Consuming different kinds of ideas and feelings.

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institue - Danish DJs

This kind of events gives me the feeling that people are the same everywhere in the whole world, but they just see things from different perspectives, different point of views. But all the senses are the same, all the inside are the same. Only perspectives changes. What we need is communicate and discover. I don’t like using the term other, since it emphasizes that we are different, the thing which I don’t believe in since we are the same.

What we need is, discovery, communication and peaceful reaction between different perspectives.

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