Restaurant critic and ‘Racist Sandwich’ host to discuss food journalism

Soleil Ho

Soleil Ho, restaurant critic for The San Francisco Chronicle, will speak at a Timothy Dwight College Tea on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Timothy Dwight Head of College House, 63 Wall St. This event is co-sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, the Yale Sustainable Food Program, Timothy Dwight College, the Asian American Cultural Center, and the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. It is free and open to the public.

Ho is a food, culture, and travel writer. She is the host of the award-winning podcasts “Racist Sandwich,” which focuses on the intersections of race, gender, and class within the food industry, and “Popaganda,” which discusses pop culture through a feminist lens. “Racist Sandwich” was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award in 2019.

Ho is the recipient of the Smith Symposium Fellowship and the UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship. She co-authored “MEAL,” a graphic novel on cultural and personal relationships to food. Much of her food writing and criticism centers on the political aspects of food. Her work has been featured in Taste, Thrillist, The Atlas Review, and SFGate.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors, and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Julia Preston, Jim Sciutto, and Michael Tomasky.

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