Asal Ehsanipour is a San Francisco-based freelance journalist and audio producer covering arts & culture, food/agriculture, religion, and untold stories from around California. Her work has been featured on KQED Public Radio (The California Report Magazine, Rightnowish, Bay Curious, The Bay), PRI’s The World, KALW’s Crosscurrents, KPCC’s Take Two, and in several food and travel publications. Asal is also a producer for The Double Shift, a podcast that challenges the status quo of motherhood in America. In 2018, Asal was named an Emerging Journalist Fellow by the Journalism and Women’s Symposium.

All Stories by Asal Ehsanipour

July 6, 2021

Annette Gordon-Reed on the meaning of Juneteenth

This summer, Juneteenth became a national holiday. Harvard professor Annette Gordon-Reed’s recent memoir ‘On Juneteenth’ explores the holiday’s significance and her own childhood memories celebrating Juneteenth in Texas.

March 10, 2021

The broad authenticity of American Chinese food

New York City chef Lucas Sin has always wanted to be a chef. Since starting his restaurant group Junzi Kitchen in 2015, he’s been making the case for why American Chinese food is authentic – and always has been.