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  • Location: Swedish American Museum | 5211 N. Clark St. | Chicago | 60640

As part of the Swedish American Museum’s “Nordic: a Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People” exhibit by Magnus Nilsson, they will be hosting a fascinating talk led by two Chicago restaurant professionals, general manager of Southport & Irving Ardit Dizdari and Café 28 owner Berta Navarro. The two began Unity in Diversity dinners at restaurant Southport & Irving, hosting immigrant cooks from Albania, India, Pakistan, Mexico and Ireland, among others.

Dizdari and Navarro will discuss the inspiration and heart behind the dinners, while reminding us, “We all grew up around our mother’s and grandmother’s tables. We may have different processes, but the point is we have shared stories.”

Reservations are recommended and can be made by emailing museum@samac.org, on SAM’s website or in-person at the Museum.

Photo credit: “Man in a traditional mountain farmhouse,” Jåmtland, Sweden, Summer 2014