Handfuls of Sticky Rice: A Lao New Year in America

Born in Laos but raised in Kansas, Soulayphet Schwader, chef of New York City's Khe-Yo, is still teaching his customers that sticky rice is best eaten with your hands and that there's nothing wrong with a little fishy funk in your dish. But with the celebrations he has planned for the Lao New Year, Schwader thinks he can spread Lao culture and tradition. There are no forks involved, but there's lots of sticky rice.