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Event Type: Virtual|
Age Group(s): Family
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Ages 12 and upLibrary: Virtual Programs
Presented by Soul Food Historian & James Beard award-winning author Adrian Miller via Zoom - be sure to include your email in order to receive login information.
You may think that you know the true history of soul food, but you probably don’t. Adrian will trace the journey of this cuisine from West Africa to the American West by showing what people of West African heritage ate before European contact, during The Middle Passage, during slavery in the American South, after Emancipation, and while migrating and settling in other parts of the United States. The presentation ends by discussing current and future trends in soul food. The material for this presentation is drawn from the James Beard Award-winning book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time.
Adrian Miller is currently the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches. He previously served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton with his Initiative for One America—the first free-standing office in the White House to address issues of racial, religious and ethnic reconciliation. Miller also served as a senior policy analyst for Colorado governor Bill Ritter Jr. He has also been a board member of the Southern Foodways Alliance. Miller’s first book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time won the James Beard Foundation Award for Scholarship and Reference in 2014. His second book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas was published on President’s Day, 2017. It was a finalist for a 2018 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work—Non-Fiction,” and the 2018 Colorado Book Award for History.
Contact: Emily Moore
Contact Number: 856-772-1636 x7360
Presenter: Adrian Miller