When Pallavi Pande is homesick she turns to things she grew up with in India. Things like eating grand meals on banana leaves and eating with your hands.
Her U.S.-born children had a different reaction when brought these traditions out.
"When I ate with my hands and on banana leaves my young children said, 'eeww!' and I wasn’t OK with that," said Pande.
So she wanted to introduce the practice more into her family’s life. At the same time, she was looking for an alternative to the paper…