Soleil ho

Photo courtesy of Soleil Ho

Photo courtesy of Soleil Ho


Soleil Ho is a chef and writer. She cohosts Racist Sandwich, the biweekly podcast on food, race, class, and gender.

One sentence to describe yourself and where you came from: I have always cooked and eaten when words were not enough.

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: It takes a lot more skill and knowledge to cook with poor ingredients.

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Vietnamese-Cajun crawfish boil, extra corn

Favorite food: Steamed snow crab legs with clarified butter and lemon

Recommended reading: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen; No Man’s Land by Eula Biss; Think Like a Chef by Tom Colicchio

Best meal(s): Aguachile rojo at Ocho Tostadas in Puerto Vallarta, MX; wonton soup that I made with a bunch of lovely friends; tater tots filled with bechamel sauce at Travail in Minneapolis, MN

Food you’d like to try: Dancing shrimp!! Smoked duck jerky!! X’ian baked bun sandwiches!