Passing the Torch

Sep 20, 2019

On family farms, in restaurants, and in food writing, what happens when one generation passes the work to the next? Best-selling author and restaurant critic Ruth Reichl talks with Soleil Ho, the new restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, about stepping into big shoes. Peach farmers Mas and Nikiko Masumoto talk about what it is like for them to pass the farm from father to daughter. Bricia Lopez tells us about taking over the family restaurant when her parents returned to Mexico. To end the episode, Ed Levine, author of Serious Eater, and Kenji Lopez-Alt talk about the places their collaboration on the cult website Serious Eats has taken them.

Shows Segments

  • 00:00 - Show Introduction, Mas & Nikiko Masumoto
  • 17:27 - Ruth Reichl & Soleil Ho
  • 33:36 - Bricia Lopez
  • 42:50 - Ed Levine & Kenji Lopez-Alt
  • 53:33 - Show Credits