A few times we shared a meal at home with the entrepreneur's family. Nite Yun of Nyum Bai invited us to cook lunch with her mother, a refugee of the Cambodian genocide. Over fried fish with noodles and sweet-spicy-salty-funky-fresh-pickles, tears of pride mixed with tears of longing and pain.
Fernay McPherson of Minnie Bell's Soul Movement invited us to a family cookout in the Fillmore, once the center of San Francisco's black community. Her father Darnay barbecued and regaled us with stories from his days as a professional roller derby player in the 1970's.