Zahir interviews poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib about his new collection of essays called “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us.”
Today’s guest is the one, the only Jen Agg—the Toronto, Canada-based restaurateur who, in a lot of ways, has been imposed with a sort of Cassandra role in the food media.
Soleil catches up with Oakland chef and restaurateur Preeti Mistry, and they chat about culinary school, how the food industry falls short of its meritocratic ideals, the culture of abuse in restaurants, and what it means to live your politics.
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.
Soleil sits down and talks to us about what is like to open a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta over an awesome audio diary.