Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience | Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

Date & Time
Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location
African American History and Culture Museum
Virtual
Event Type
Celebrations, Culinary Arts, Lectures & Discussions, Webcasts & Online
Cost
Free

Registration Recommended
About this Event

All Juneteenth programs are pre-recorded and will be available On-Demand beginning June 14 at noon ET.

We encourage you to celebrate with us on June 19 with a virtual watch party including enhanced social media @nmaahc


About the Program

Adrian Miller, food writer, James Beard Award winner, attorney, and certified barbecue judge joins Kevin Young, NMAAHC director and member of the Southern Food Alliance in a conversation about Miller’s book Black Smoke.  The two will discuss the perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship of African Americans whose faces and stories have been marginalized from the story of this American cuisine.


This program is generously supported by Ford Motor Company.

Adrian Miller, food writer, James Beard Award winner, attorney, and certified barbecue judge joins Kevin Young, NMAAHC director and member of the Southern Food Alliance in a conversation about Miller’s upcoming book entitled Black Smoke. The two will discuss the barbeque tradition in African American Cuisine and favorite recipes over time.

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Adrian Miller is a food writer, James Beard Award Winner, attorney and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado. He has served on the board for the Southern Foodways Alliance and has lectured in the Masters of Gastronomy program at the Università di Scienze Gastronomiche (nicknamed the “Slow Food University”) in Pollenzo, Italy.

Books

  • Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time (The University of North Carolina Press 2013)
  • The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas (The University of North Carolina Press 2017)
  • Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue (The University of North Carolina Press 2021)

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