Program 354: The Love of French Cheese; Marrying Into France; West African Homecoming

Release Date: 02-08-2014


Learn about a few of the many traditional cheeses that go with the seasons in France. Two authors tell us about the culture shock that comes with marrying a Frenchman and living in Paris. Also, an American clothing designer tells us how he awakened a part of himself, by returning to West Africa, where his parents were born. 


  • Kathe Lison, author of "The Whole Fromage:  Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese" (Random House)
  • Sarah Turnbull, author of "Almost French" and "All Good Things" (Gotham Books)
  • Nina Sovich, author of the blog "These Stolen Days" about her life in Paris
  • Emeka Alams, proprietor of Gold Coast Trading Company

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Program Extras

More with Emeka Alams - Emeka Alams designs contemporary clothing, based on his travels in West Africa. He shares more of his experiences, such as being shot at during a civil conflict in the Ivory Coast, and a favorite private beach he enjoyed, an hour from the capital. (runs 3:23)