For me, video dinners are a wonderful way to meet other people and have a nice meal together. I have participated several times already. I notice that from behind my laptop screen I sometimes have more connection with the other participants than I have with meeting some people in real life. One of the video-dinners led to a friendly follow-up contact.
Another reason why I enjoy video-dinners is because of the food itself. I am allergic to certain vegetables and I am gluten and dairy intolerant. This is quite difficult for people who want to cook for me and that is why it is not always possible to just join a dinner, whereas with video dinners you cook for yourself and it doesn’t matter at all. And fortunately, even with allergies, there are many options for delicious cooking and eating. At one of the video dinners, I met someone with similar intolerances.
We are going to keep in touch to exchange recipes and ideas with each other.