When you’re 9,000 miles from home and unlikely to ever be able to fully return, how do you make your new place more familiar?
The answer the Phappayboun family came up with: you make green papaya salad and you build a temple. And you figure out how to creatively revise old traditions.
In the new episode of Gravy, Katy Clune introduces us to the Phappaybouns, and tells us how they made a home for both themselves and their faith in Morganton, North Carolina. There are so many beautiful sounds in this story, from temple chants to the musical Laotian language.