DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – In light of the Corona Virus health crisis that has swept the world, the majority of people live in a state of boredom, boredom and loneliness, and are contemplating a close moment of detente to overcome the challenges and consequences of the Corona virus.
The question remains, how can we avoid feeling lonely, at a time of social isolation, until the end of the crisis?
The idea of a virtual dinner came in reaction to the precautionary measures, which impose social separation and the survival of people in their homes, during the outbreak of the new Corona virus.
Hanan and Rayel, who is the author of “Table Tales”, meaning “table tales”, which is centered on the global Bedouin cuisine of Abu Dhabi, tend to prepare food and host visitors to her home, which gives her happiness and adds joy to her heart.
However, the situation changed in a sudden moment, to find her round table empty of people.
And Reil wanted to continue hosting her for people one way or another, as Professor Jonathan Shannon, a professor at New York University in Abu Dhabi, collaborated with her to collaborate on launching “Table Tales,” a series of virtual dinner parties that bring people from different places.
On March 28, the first virtual dinner gathered about 15 people in Abu Dhabi. However, the invitation list has expanded to include more friends inside and outside the UAE on its regular occasions.
For example, WRILL hosted artists from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on April 11.
Dinner parties are held on a weekly basis from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. For every dinner, there will be a “king” or “a queen” to decide the meal in advance.
The author of the book “Table Tales” told CNN in Arabic that “every dinner has a subject centered on food … I always say that a recipe without a story is a set of boring instructions.”
To begin with, Worrell asks participants to express their feelings in one word, some are excited and others are tired or anxious. Thus, each person describes the food that he prepared with sharing some stories, to feel nourished soul and body.
The conversations usually revolve around the origins of the various dishes, such as tabbouleh or upside down, in addition to the importance of cookbooks that are considered historical and cultural documents.
The conversations sometimes turn to the current situation that people live today, and how the world will change after the end of the new Corona virus crisis.
The message remains the same, which is to encourage the continuity of communication with others despite the long distances, in addition to practicing the hobbies that people tend to.
It is reported that the book “Stories of the Table” has been translated into Arabic and is awaiting shipment from Italy, once the work is resumed. Looks like, Weryl is very excited to share rich stories and recipes with a broader Arabic speaking audience.