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Crosscurrents

Looking for 'authentic' cuisine? Chronicle restaurant critic Soleil Ho says you won't find it.

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San Francisco Chronicle Restaurant Critic Soleil Ho

The San Francisco Chronicle’s restaurant critic Soleil Ho is a self described ‘ethno food warrior’ who writes on what she calls ‘the fish sauce beat.’ She’s Asian American, queer, and writes about the intersections of culture and food. 

She’s revolutionizing the world of restaurant and food critiquing right down to which words she thinks are outdated and offensive, like the term ‘ethnic food.’ Soleil’s work also focuses on how gender, class and race affect our eating and food culture, history, and writing.

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Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.