About Me

Hey there!

Illustration by Kate Farstad

My name is Soleil Ho, and I wear a lot of hats: I’m a freelance food, culture, and travel writer and the host of two podcasts, the multiple award-nominated Racist Sandwich and Popaganda. I’ve written about assimilation food, my proto-feminist love for Sailor Moon, and the curious culinary legacy of Asian immigration in Mexico. In addition to all of that, I’m the co-writer of MEAL, a graphic novel on culinary mentorship, queer romance, and eating insects. (Amazon)

In 2018, I received a Southern Foodways Alliance Smith Symposium Fellowship and a UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship. In 2017, I was featured in this really funky short on chefs and tattoos for Bulleit Whiskey and Pop-Up Magazine.

My name is pronounced like this!

Now that you know how to say my name, feel free to contact me about writing and speaking opportunities, hosting workshops, and other collaboration ideas. You’ll find me on Twitter @hooleil.