Chronicle Food Critic Soleil Ho: Foodie with an Agenda
The San Francisco Chronicle entered a new era of restaurant criticism in 2019 when longtime critic Michael Bauer retired and was succeeded by Soleil Ho. Quick to set herself apart from her predecessor, Ho freely mixes thoughts on racism, cultural appropriation and other hot-button topics into her reviews.
Her "Racist Sandwich" podcast was nominated for multiple awards, and in 2018 she received the Southern Foodways Alliance Smith Symposium Fellowship and a UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship.
Join us for a conversation with a young—and controversial—voice in the Bay Area's boisterous food culture.
Soleil Ho illustration by Wendy Xu