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Soul Food Scholar Featured on Denver’s Channel 7!

February 9th, 2019 by

Thanks to Micah Smith for interviewing me about the current trends in soul food. This segment is part of Denver Channel 7’s on-going tribute to Black History Month.  Here’s a link to the full article. Enjoy!


Soul Food’s Backstory

February 4th, 2019 by

Have you ever wondered how the term “soul food” came into existence? Well, here’s the backstory! I hope you enjoy Episode 1 of my “Soulful Bites” series produced by Ascender Communications. Episode 1: How Black People Got ‘Soul’ (-Part 1)


My 25 Best Bites of 2018

December 31st, 2018 by

This is my first end-of-the-year compilation of the best food that I’ve tasted. Some ground rules: The dish had to be something that I had not tasted before from that specific cook. I had to have taken my own picture …
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Judging a High School Teacher Pie Contest!

November 19th, 2018 by

Anne Maslanik helps boost morale amongst the faculty at Rangeview High School in Aurora, Colorado. A few weeks ago, she asked me if I’d come judge a faculty pie contest. I’m not one to turn down FREE pie, so I …
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Adrian Miller is the 2018 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame!

October 17th, 2018 by

    The Southern Foodways Alliance (“SFA”), one of the nation’s premier food organizations, has honored me as the recipient of the 2018 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award. According to the SFA website, this prestigious award “honors an …
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Seattle BBQ Research Trip: Jones Original Barbeque

September 14th, 2018 by

  Jones Original Barbeque This was my fourth and final stop in Seattle, West Seattle specifically, and it was a great one! Here’s my rundown: Beef brisket–not very smoky, tasted like roast beef. Chicken–excellent! Smoky and flavorful, but still moist. …
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Seattle BBQ Research Trip: Willie’s Taste of Soul

September 14th, 2018 by

  Willie’s Taste of Soul Bar-B-Que This was my third spot. Willie’s is a combination barbecue, Creole food and soul food joint. I had mixed reviews about the food, but mainly because everything was drowned in sauce. I never ask …
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Seattle BBQ Research Trip: Emma’s BBQ

September 14th, 2018 by

Emma’s BBQ This was the second spot on my barbecue research trip.   Here’s the rundown: Beef brisket–served in chunks, and not as smoky as I would have liked. Chicken–served in boneless chunks, not as smoky as I would have …
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Seattle BBQ Research Trip–Lil Red Takeout and Catering

September 14th, 2018 by

Lil Red Takeout and Catering I took advantage of an unexpected trip to Seattle to so some barbecue research. Ahead of my trip, I reviewed some recent “Best BBQ” lists by Eater Seattle, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and people on social …
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Meet My Collegiate BBQ Research Assistants!!

September 4th, 2018 by

  Miles Francisco is a third-year student at the University of Oklahoma studying Political Science and African and African American Studies with minors in International Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Miles is passionate about social justice and creating a …
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