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Nonna Fiorangela



Age⎪85

Place⎪Carrara, Italy

Recipe⎪Cappelletti

Gabi's grandmother


#1 What makes you smile?


The happiness of others that I see and witness.


#2 What could you eat every day?


Broth with taglierini.


#3 What are you afraid of?


Death, but you have to accept it.


#4 What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think about love?


Beautiful, should be lived.


#5 What is your hope for the future and what are you doing to achieve it?


I pray for the future of my two sons and three granddaughters.


#6 One thing you want to do before you die?


I have already done everything, you are the ones on my mind, I adore my children and grandchildren and would like to help you in any way on the path of your life.

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Idi



Age⎪31

Place⎪Lamu Island, Kenya

Recipe⎪Maharagwe na wali wa nazi


#1 What makes you smile?


This is a big question for me. My house is called 'happymanhouse' but I would say a good life and 'no matata" (no problems in Swahili)


#2 What could you eat every day?


Maharagwe and Ugali.


#3 What are you afraid of?


Blabla and war.


#4 What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think about love?


My Children


#5 What is your hope for the future and what are you doing to achieve it?


To be someone not rich but to have enough to help my family and anyone who asks me - I need to work hard, respect my job and be friends with everyone. If I do like this, I'll be there.


#6 One thing you want to do before you die?


Protecting my family is my priority - I would like to travel but it is too expensive.

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Eki



Age⎪46

Place⎪Brussels, Belgium

Recipe⎪Moin-Moin, Nigeria


#1 What makes you smile?


Tommaso [her husband].


#2 What could you eat every day?


Fish.


#3 What are you afraid of?


Myself - am prone to excessive behaviour, want to tear it up, am borderline dangerous.


#4 What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think about love?


Peace.


#5 What is your hope for the future and what are you doing to achieve it?


To be happy. Everything I do should add some happiness to my life. I need to smile everyday, to reflect on things.


#6 One thing you want to do before you die?


I want to be old.

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Kreshnik



Age⎪33

Place⎪Gjirokaster, Albania

Recipe⎪Byrek


#1 What makes you smile?


My restaurant.


#2 What could you eat every day?


Salad and meat.


#3 What are you afraid of?


Nothing.


#4 What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think about love?


Cannot choose one, love for the family, love for food, love for friends, love for girlfriend.


#5 What is your hope for the future and what are you doing to achieve it?


To be healthy, eat well and work hard – proverb from Albania “Eat as if there is no tomorrow and work as if you are going to live forever.”


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Lia



Age⎪49

Place⎪Amorgos, Greece

Recipe⎪Papoutsakia


#1 What makes you smile?


Life.


#2 What could you eat every day?


Grilled meat like a nice lamb chop or a good burger and a lettuce salad.


#3 What are you afraid of?


Death of People I Love.


#4 What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think about love?


My husband.


#5 What is your hope for the future and what are you doing to achieve it?


To see my children happy and to travel. To be a good wife and mother, work hard to make money and travel.


#6 One thing you want to do before you die?


Enjoy everyday, happiness and smile is my motto in life, live for today.

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Lea



Age⎪40

Place⎪Tehran, Iran

Recipe⎪Baghali Polo & Mohisheh


#1 What makes you smile?


Cooking with you.


#2 What could you eat every day?


Pasta.


#3 What are you afraid of?


Losing my family.


#4 What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think about love?


Your relationship.


#5 What is your hope for the future and what are you doing to achieve it?


Travel the world once my son is older. I hope for a safer and greener world - at the moment I am planting a pistachio garden that takes about 7 to 8 years, so once that is done, it will be about the right time to travel too.


#6 One thing you want to do before you die?


I haven't thought of that yet...

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Sonam



Age⎪25

Place⎪Xiahe (Labrang), China

Recipe⎪Tibetan Amdo Dumplings


#1 What makes you smile?


When people laugh and I make jokes, also singing in the kitchen always make me happy.


#2 What could you eat every day?


Tsampa (tibetan yak butter tea mixed with barley flour) with yoghurt.


#3 What are you afraid of?


Wild yaks.


#4 What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think about love?


No, no! Difficult to answer...


#5 What is your hope for the future and what are you doing to achieve it?


One unity of all peoples.


#6 One thing you want to do before you die?


Cook all foods well and open a restaurant serving chinese and tibetan food.

Noy



Age⎪22

Place⎪Luang Namtha, Laos

Recipe⎪Laos Jungle Papaya Salad


#1 What makes you smile?


Video games and snooker.


#2 What could you eat every day?


Fish soup with Lao Lao (Lao whiskey), my father loves this too.


#3 What are you afraid of?


Nothing.


#4 What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think about love?


Ah? No no no, haha too difficult.


#5 What is your hope for the future and what are you doing to achieve it?


For everyone to have lots of money, to have a good house, a good car, a beautiful wife and for all women to find a rich husband, less problems that way.


#6 One thing you want to do before you die?


To be a soldier. It takes 3 months of training and then you get paid 700000 kip (US$ 85) per month. After turning 30 it is much harder to find a job. If you want an office job in Laos, such as in a bank, you often need to pay to get hired, then make the money back if you have a good year.

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Phuong



Age⎪32

Place⎪Hanoi, Vietnam

Recipe⎪Hanoi Rooftop Nem Ran


#1 What makes you smile?


When people eat our Banh Mi and they are happy.


#2 What could you eat every day?


Rice with everything, pork, beef, vegetables or Pho and soup.


#3 What are you afraid of?


Nothing.


#4 What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think about love?


I would choose my wife, Ha. She is a good woman, always generous, she has a good heart.


#5 What is your hope for the future and what are you doing to achieve it?


To keep my life like this and have more time for my family, my children, make sure they are raised into good people who would help others. I would also like to travel everywhere, Tibet and African countries like Zimbabwe.


#6 One thing you want to do before you die?


To own our own house and all live together.

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Renard



Age⎪29

Place⎪Siargao, The Philippines

Recipe⎪General Luna's Kinilaw


#1 What makes you smile?


When customers are satisfied with what we are doing and show appreciation and like the food.


#2 What could you eat every day?


Afritada – pork stew with carrots and potatoes.


#3 What are you afraid of?


Sharks. But I know they are afraid of humans.


#4 What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think about love?


Painful. haha


#5 What is your hope for the future and what are you doing to achieve it?


To be a good master chef. To travel in the Philippines and ask how they make things everywhere I go, to learn all about different types of Filipino food.


#6 One thing you want to do before you die?


First travel to America. Second, fix my dreamhouse in Butuan City in Mindanao. I love my country.

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