'Where We Come From': Priya Krishna and Her Mom Bond Over 'Indian-Ish' Cooking : It's Been a Minute Where do you come from? It's a question that immigrant communities of color get asked constantly. But the answer is often not simply about a place on a map. It can be tied to identity, immigration, career, family... and even food. In this episode from NPR's audio and video series Where We Come From, New York Times food writer Priya Krishna tackles this question with her mother, Ritu. They explore assimilation through food and why dal represents comfort for their family.

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'Where We Come From': Priya And Ritu Krishna On Indian Cooking And Assimilation

'Where We Come From': Priya And Ritu Krishna On Indian Cooking And Assimilation

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Where do you come from? It's a question that immigrant communities of color get asked constantly. But the answer is often not simply about a place on a map. It can be tied to identity, immigration, career, family... and even food. In this episode from NPR's audio and video series Where We Come From, New York Times food writer Priya Krishna tackles this question with her mother, Ritu. They explore assimilation through food and why dal represents comfort for their family.

This episode of 'Where We Come From' was created and produced by Anjuli Sastry. The assistant producer is Diba Mohtasham. The senior editor is Julia Furlan. Video reporting, production and editing is by Michael Zamora. Thanks to Christina Cala, Audrey Nguyen, Brent Baughman, Meghan Keane and Connor Donevan for their input. Engineering help came from Josh Newell. Additional production and editing by Liam McBain and Jordana Hochman.