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Guess who's coming to dinner? Why this Vancouver woman hosts dinner parties for strangers

Susanna shares her experience of hosting underground dinner parties with complete strangers.
Susanna serves up home-cooked meals to strangers in her kitchen. (MainlyFood/Susanna Gilbert)

Susanna Gilbert's passion for cooking led her to serve up an unconventional dining experience.

Table is set! (Susanna Gilbert/MainlyFood)

Susanna's one of the few Canadian hosts on the communal dining site EatWith. Once a month, she cooks up a dinner for complete strangers out of her Vancouver kitchen.

Foodies pay for the social dining experience through the site and show up the day of the event for a home-cooked meal, great conversation and the opportunity to meet new people.

Susanna feels this is a great way to foster a sense of community through her love of food.