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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

May 7, 2020

United States

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Soleil Ho
Restaurant Critic, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @Hooleil
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Michelle Meow
Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW/KPIX TV); Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Moderator
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John Zipperer
Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Moderator

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