Priya Krishna is a young star of a food writer. Her mother Ritu Krishna runs software development teams, is a terrific home cook and a self-taught sommelier. Together they wrote the book Indian(-ish): Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family to document Ritu's recipes and tell the story of their family. Francis Lam sat down with the mother and daughter at Priya's apartment in New York City to talk about cooking and writing together. They also shared their recipe from the book for Dahi Toast (Spiced Yogurt Sandwiches). As part of their day spent together, Francis also joined the Krishnas in the kitchen as they made Dahi Toast. Listen to that kitchen cooking segment here.


ALT INFOFrancis Lam sits down for a relaxed interview with Priya and Ritu Krishna. Photo: Erika Romero | The Splendid Table


ALT INFOFrancis enjoys some Indian(-ish) cuisine straight from the source. Listen to Dahi Toast cooking segment here. Photo: Erika Romero | The Splendid Table


Indian(-ish): Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family by Priya Krishna with Ritu Krishna. Photo: Mackenzie Kelley

Francis Lam

Francis Lam is the host of The Splendid Table. He is the former Eat columnist for The New York Times Magazine and is Editor-at-Large at Clarkson Potter. He graduated first in his class at the Culinary Institute of America and has written for numerous publications. Lam lives with his family in New York City.