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Asian American History 101

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May 19, 2022

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 24! There’s no secret to why Chef Sheldon Simeon was selected as “Fan Favorite” both times he was competing on Top Chef. He’s an amazingly down-to-earth person who puts family and community first. He’s also an incredible chef who has won multiple awards personally and for the food in his different restaurants like Tin Roof. In this conversation, we talk about his amazing cookbook Cook Real Hawai’i, his focus on family, the importance of taking control of the narrative on Hawai’i, Asian Pacific Islander representation in the culinary world, his love of the Ka’au Crater Boys, and so much more. You can get a copy of Cook Real Hawai’i almost anywhere, but we recommend that you buy a signed copy through Tin Roof because they donate 100% of the proceeds to the Maui Food Bank. That’s where we got our second copy! We apologize for the computer dings during the conversation! For previous episodes and information, please visit our site at or social media links at If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at