Cover Photo: Photograph by Paulo Evangelista/Unsplash
Photograph by Paulo Evangelista/Unsplash

The Joy of Making Mint Stracciatella Ice Cream in My Mother’s Sacred Kitchen

What I can do for now is to give back in ways that may seem extraneous, but bring delight to the recipient. So, I make frozen desserts.

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Pooja Makhijani is the editor of Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America (Seal Press), an anthology of essays by women that explores the complex ways in which race shapes American lives and families. She is also the author of Mama's Saris (Little Brown Books for Young Readers), a picture book. Her bylines have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Washington Post, NPR, The Atlantic, WSJ.com, Teen Vogue, VICE, Pacific Standard, Bon Appétit, Saveur, BuzzFeed, CityLab, and espnW among others.