Alex Gallafent is a New York City-based correspondent whose reports for PRI’s The World have taken him to Swaziland, South Africa, the Brazilian Amazon, Turkey, Chile and the UAE. A former staff reporter and producer, he produced The World’s series on US presidential influence overseas in 2012. Alex’s radio career began with the BBC in London, where he produced flagship arts programs Front Row and Night Waves; Outlook; and the globe-spanning music show, Late Junction.
Alex is also a Design Lead at IDEO, and a composer/sound designer for theater on both sides of the Atlantic.
Reem Kassis left her Palestinian family behind in Jerusalem, but she's captured their culture and cuisine in her new cookbook.
It takes a lot of confidence to write a cookbook covering all aspects of Chinese cuisine. But that's exactly what Kei Lum Chan and his wife have done.
Leeann Chin had to teach herself how to cook. Her mother-in-law was quite critical. She always complained. So, Chin dove in, and in the process, found cooking to be an escape.
British chef and author Sabrina Ghayour was born in Iran and moved to the UK the year of the Iranian revolution. She grew up in a house where nobody cooked so she taught herself cooking at a young age, watching TV chefs on British television.
Keeping her grandmother's Swedish flavor alive in her big-name New York restaurant is stressful. So chef Emma Bengtsson dances, and goes shooting for fun.