Food and the ways we consume, create, and interpret food can be political. From discussions about racism in food photography to interviews with chefs of color, podcast hosts Soleil Ho and Zahir Janmohamed hash out a diverse range of topics with humor, grace, and little pretension.
FOOD x RACE x CLASS x GENDER
The Racist Sandwich podcast serves up a perspective that you don’t hear often: that both food and the ways we consume, create, and interpret it can be political. From discussions about racism in food photography to interviews with chefs of color about their experiences in the restaurant world, hosts Soleil Ho and Zahir Janmohamed hash out a diverse range of topics with humor, grace, and very little pretension.
Zahir interviews Omar El Akkad, author of the critically acclaimed novel "American War," at an Egyptian shawarma stand in Portland, Oregon where they talk about sci-fi literature, what Ramadan means in a time of Islamophobia, and why McDonald's was such a huge hit in Doha.
The day after President Trump announced his plans to rescind the DACA program, the three of us—producer Juan, co-hosts Soleil and Zahir—recorded a podcast together, reflecting on the decision and what it means for real people.
Zahir talks to author and Southern food scholar John T. Edge about his new book, The Potlikker Papers. You’ll also hear from Amanda Yee, a Chinese, Norwegian, and African-American chef who, in her words, pulled a James Baldwin and set out to bring Southern cuisine to Scandinavia.