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.
A Mumbai restaurant mixes regional Indian cuisine with tricks and techniques from fine-dining in the West. This is the story of the restaurant's executive chef, Thomas Zacharias.
OY isn't, as you might guess, a hipster klezmer outfit from Brooklyn. Instead, it's an art-pop duo from Switzerland. And, the group likes to sing about turtles.
Medieval cookbooks could be pretty wacky. But modern cooking, including barbecue, still has its roots back then.
San Francisco chef Tony Gemignani loves Neapolitan pizza. He also loves to compete. So a few years back, Gemignani put it all to the test by entering the World Pizza Cup in Naples — and winning.
Bassist Nathan East has performed on more than 2,000 recordings and was one of the composers of the recent Daft Punk hit "Get Lucky." But what he really loves is playing on the road. The guitar East brings with him has been all over the world, and it has the stickers to prove it.
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Emel Mathlouthi was forced to examine how she was able to enjoy freedom of expression.
Another winter storm has gripped the US, from the Midwest all the way to the East Coast. But don't worry: Chef Anita Lo tells us about a dish that's sure to warm us up — chicken paprikash.
We like to know where our food comes from these days, but few people know where the words and names for those foods actually come from. Knowing the origins of those words can show eaters the history and travels of their favorite dishes.
Talia Baiocchi used to hate sherry — now, she's an expert on what she says is the most underrepresented variety of wine.
Paul Lang lives in New York City, but his first love is Italy. He spends most of him time meeting Italian wine makers and exploring their creations. It's the stories he collects about them that help make the wines special for his clients in the United States.