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Cooking at Home, Writing from the Heart with Priya Krishna
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Program
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In an age of food blogs, viral social media, and innumerous cooking shows on competing streaming networks, the public has gained new accessibility to the cutthroat food and restaurant industry. In many ways this has allowed a more diverse cadre of women chefs and food bloggers to rise to fame. From YouTube personalities to immigrant founders of catering businesses, Asian American women have found new ways to share their cultural history and identity to wider audiences through their food and recipes.
Asia Society welcomes renowned food writer Priya Krishna for a conversation on the transformation of the industry in recent years, including the challenges around being tokenized as an Asian woman in the food industry, the impact of COVID-19, and how her food – and her writing – reflects her relationship with herself and the world.
About the Speaker
Priya Krishna is an Indian-American food journalist and YouTube personality. She is a food reporter for The New York Times and has previously contributed to The New Yorker, Eater, and TASTE (as a columnist). She is also the author of multiple cookbooks, including Indian-ish, a cookbook she wrote along with her mother. Krishna previously worked for Bon Appétit and appeared on their popular YouTube channel from 2018 to 2020. Before that, she also worked in the marketing department of Lucky Peach, a food magazine established by David Chang. More recently in 2021, she has also written a cookbook together with Chang titled Cooking at Home: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave). Krishna was raised in Dallas, Texas. Her parents emigrated from India to the United States in the 1980s. Krishna attended Dartmouth College where she was a double major in government and French and graduated in the class of 2013.
About the Moderator
Pooja Lodhia joined KTRK and the ABC13 Eyewitness News team as a general assignments reporter in the spring of 2012. Before making her leap to Houston, she reported at Eatel News Magazine in Baton Rouge; WLUC in Marquette, Michigan; and WFTX in Fort Myers, Florida. Some of her most memorable stories include covering final space shuttle launch in Cape Canaveral, Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, and a moose on the loose in Michigan. She truly believes that every person has a story worth telling, and she's honored to be able to do so. Pooja was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has family here in Houston. She has degrees in English Literature and Journalism and a minor in Modern Dance from Emory University in Atlanta.
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