Famed restaurateur of The Mandarin Restaurant and subject of “Soul of a Banquet” discusses her past and the establishment’s early days. The film, directed by Wayne Wang, airs on PBS in May. Check local listings.
“It’s…a really great sign for those of us in the industry that you can be seen for being a really funny actor and get cast, and they can use who and what you are naturally and organically and authentically.”
“We were a news-consuming Mexican immigrant family in Chicago. But we never saw ourselves, ever, reflected in the media.” – Maria Hinojosa on why she became a journalist, to make the invisible visible.