Nazanin Malekan is an Iranian-American creator who resides in New York City. Born in Iran, she and her family moved to NY after the Iran-Iraq war, where Nazanin learned English at the age of 11. Consequently, she fell in love with languages and how the human journey is often encapsulated by artistic storytelling. Nazanin has held leadership positions in the fashion and real estate industries. Exploring the intersections of magic and logic, she channels her passion for culture and beauty through the art of the shared meal. Her musings can be found on Instagram @basilandroses.