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The Soul Food Phenomenon in Vietnam

Earlier this week, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick debuted their ten-part documentary The Vietnam War. A documentary of such magnitude couldn’t cover every single story, and here’s one that fascinates me: the presence of soul food restaurants in southeast Asia during the Vietnam War era.
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Soul Food Pop-up Dinner for The Biennial of the Americas

Last night, I hosted a pop up dinner in order to raise funds to do some food programming at the upcoming 2017 Biennial of the Americas. This year’s focus is the African experience in the America which inspired the theme …
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Check Out My Latest CSPAN2 BookTV Video

I had a great time at the “Roosevelt Reading Festival” hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. The festival features a collection of authors who have written books in the year since the …
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Today is Juneteenth!

  “Juneteenth” commemorates the day when U.S. federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, and spread news that African Americans were no longer enslaved thanks to the Emancipation Proclamation. Chattel would legally end later that year when …
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Great Soul Food Moments in Presidential History!

President Ronald Reagan and stock car driver Richard Petty eat fried chicken at a Fourth of July picnic in 1984. (Ira Schwarz/AP) I had a lot of fun writing this “From pig’s feet to corn bread, a history of soul …
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Happy Mother’s Day!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and mother figures. Here’s a piece that I wrote last year as a tribute to my late mother, Johnetta Miller.

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Order My Books TODAY!

Thank you for your interest in my books. You may get an autographed copy of either (or both) of my books by clicking on the links below: Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a …
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Early Buzz for “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet”!

    Critical praise is already starting to roll in for my next book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas. Kirkus Reviews describes it as: “For …
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Info on The President’s Kitchen Cabinet Book Launch Party!

Please join me at my Saturday, Feb. 18th launch party for my next book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas. When:  Saturday, February 18, 2017 …
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NMAAHC Restaurant Roundup

  There’s been a lot of exciting reports about the Sweet Home Cafe restaurant at the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. As a public service, I’ve collected some key articles for you …
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