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The Potluck Dinner was held Wednesday 23 of August in Copenhagen ahead of the international food summit World Food Summit 2017 – Better Food for More People.

More than 300 people participated in the Potluck Dinner each bringing a dish of their own and to share, eat, taste and talk about food. What is it, how does it taste – what is the history behind? What are the ingredients – is the food local?

All 300 participants were seated at long tables where they were able to present different foods from all over the world and to foster a dialogue and discussion about how to ensure that food can be based on diversity and good commodities at the same time. This knowledge is essential to inspire the movement Better Food for More People so that more people can get inspired to use Gastronomy as a tool for their everyday food and choices.

When you have the chance to meet with other people through food, you have the opportunity to become curious about the unknown - and in this context you really became inspired by new ideas and knowhow.  

One of the themes in the World Food Summit is focusing on Food Diversity. The dialogue and ideas from the Potluck were brought into the World Food Summit as a number of participants from the summit also participated in the Potluck dinner together with the Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Dr. Esben Lunde Larsen.   

The Potluck was organized by four partners: Send Flere Kryderier, Madkulturen, Trine Hahnemann and the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food.

The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Sara Pasquali,  +45 20 65 98 39 |