The Soul Food Scholar - Adrian Miller

April 23, 2021

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Today we’re joined by a very special guest: The Soul Food Scholar, dropping knowledge like hot biscuits, Adrian Miller. Prior to becoming a James Beard award-winning author and preeminent scholar on soul food and the culinary history of African Americans, Miller earned degrees from Stanford and Georgetown, served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, and served as a senior policy analyst for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter.

Adrian Miller is the author of three books. His 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 a finalist for a 2018 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction,” and the 2018 Colorado Book Award for History. And his upcoming work, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, is scheduled to come out later this month.

In this episode, we talk to Adrian about leaving the comfort of his political career to pursue his dreams, working with publishers, dealing with rejection, finding inspiration, the best soul food and barbecue places in Colorado and the country, tips for a barbecue road trip, and much, much more.

Colorado

844.844.9400

5335 W. 48th Ave.
Ste. 501
Denver, CO 80212

 

California

855.855.9400

Los Angeles:
10880 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste. 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024

 

Washington

855.855.9400

Seattle area:
22722 29th Drive SE
Ste. 100
Bothell, WA 98021

Tennessee

833.822.9400

Nashville:
40 Burton Hills Blvd.
Ste. 200
Nashville, TN 37064

Florida

833.822.9400

Windermere:
9100 Conroy Windermere Road
Ste. 200
Windermere, FL 34786

Texas

833.833.9400

Austin:
106 E. 6th St.
Ste. 900-125
Austin, TX 78701

San Antonio:
700 N St. Mary's St.
Ste. 1400
San Antonio, TX 78205

West Texas & the Permian Basin:
223 W. Wall St.
Ste. 299
Midland, TX 79701

Lubbock:
4708 67th Street
#158
Lubbock, TX 79414

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