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Upcoming Events


  • August 29–National Book Festival, Washington, D.C., Culinary Arts Pavilion, Washington Convention Center, 10 a.m.
  • September 1–A Taste of Colorado, cooking demonstration, Denver, CO, 12:30 p.m.
  • September 6–Soul Food Dinner, Rye Restaurant, Kansas City, 6:30 p.m. Get more details here.
  • September 9-12–Association of Food Journalists Conference, Memphis, TN.


  • February 9–Denver Eclectics
  • February 21–Black Chefs in the White House (tentative)

Past Events


  • Fried chicken dinner, Brennan’s of Houston Restaurant, Houston, TX, July 31.
  • Cooking demonstration and dinner, Brennan’s of Houston Restaurant, Houston, TX, July 30.
  • Briarpatch Book Club, Centennial, CO, July 27.
  • Rotary Club of Southeast Denver, Cherry Hills Village, CO, July 24.
  • “Soul Food and Salvador Dali,” Re-Mixed Tastes, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO, July 17.
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association Awards Ceremony, Las Vegas, NV, June 29.
  • Stanford Alumni Club of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, June 28.
  • Southern Foodways Alliance Summer Symposium, Jackson, TN, June 21.
  • History Colorado, Denver, CO, June 3.
  • The Cotton Museum, Memphis, TN, May 25.
  • South Carolina Book Festival, Columbia, SC, May 17.
  • Southern Food Writing Conference, Knoxville, TN, May 15-16.
  • James Beard Foundation Award Dinner, New York, NY, May 2.
  • University of Denver, Denver, CO, May 1.
  • Stanford Colorado Gathers,” Rocky Mountain Stanford Association, Denver. CO, April 29.
  • TEDxYouth@DSST Talk, Denver School of Science and Technology, Denver. CO, April 24.
  • Zingerman’s Deli, Ann Arbor, MI, April 22.
  • East High School guest lecture, Denver, CO, April 10, 8 a.m.
  • Park Hill Elementary Fundraiser, Cora Faye’s, Denver, CO, April 4, 6 p.m.
  • Slow Food Denver, Cora Faye’s, Denver, CO, April 3, 6 p.m.
  • Women with Words Book Club, Centennial, CO, 7 p.m.
  • The History of Soda Pop, Adult Education Class, Wellshire Presbyterian Church, March 14, 10 a.m.
  • Black Chefs in the White House, Old Salem Museum & Gardens, Winston-Salem, NC, March 8, 5 p.m.
  • Schlessman Public Library, 100 E. Poplar Street, Denver, CO, March 5, 6 p.m.
  • Stanford Club of Georgia, Atlanta Country Club, Atlanta, GA, March 2, 3 p.m.
  • Soul Food Happy Hour, The Shed at Glenwood, 475 Bill Kennedy Way, Atlanta, GA, March 1, 4 pm.
  • Soul Food discussion, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA, Feb. 27, 6 p.m.
  • Soul Food Sunday at United Church of Montbello, Denver, CO, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.
  • Black History Month Celebration with The Academy of Urban Learning, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 960 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO, Feb. 23, 1 pm.
  • Culinary Historians of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.
  • Soul food and Black Chefs in the White House, Savory Spice Shop, 1537 Platte Street, Denver, CO, Feb. 19, 6 p.m.
  • University of Denver Monthly Book Club Discussion, The Loft, Penrose Library, DU Campus, Feb. 18, noon.
  • Soul Food Presentation, Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial, CO, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • University of Colorado at Denver, Black Staff and Faculty Affinity Group Black History Month event at CU-Denver, Denver, CO, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Black Employment Program Black History Month program speaker, Denver, CO, Feb. 6, 12 p.m.
  • Black Student Alliance Soul Food Cooking Demonstration, CU Boulder, Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m.
  • Books on Review, Shadesland Art Center, Walnut Creek, CA, Jan. 30, 10 a.m.
  • Book signing and community greet, The Farm, Minden, LA,  Jan. 18, 1-3 p.m.
  • The Dream Dinner, The Farm, Minden, LA, Jan. 18, 6 p.m.
  • Book signing, Multicultural Center of the South, Shreveport, LA, Jan. 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Book signing event with Book Passage, San Francisco Farmer’s Market, Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 4, 1 p.m.


  • Book signing at Gallagher Books, 1428 S. Broadway, Denver, CO, 80210, Dec. 7, 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Book signing at Hoover’s Home Cooking, 2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX, Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m.
  • 100 Men Who Cook, Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO, Nov. 30, 6 pm to midnight.
  • “Indies First” “at The Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206, Nov. 30, 9 am to 11 am.
  • Books, Bites & Brews, a benefit for Douglas County Public Libraries, Castle Pines, CO, Nov. 9, 2013, 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Mixed Tastes lecture, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, Oct. 22nd, 6 p.m.
  • Book signing at Savory Spice Shop Ft. Collins, CO, Oct. 19th, noon to 2 p.m.
  • Cooking demonstration, The Cupboard, Ft. Collins, CO, Oct. 18th, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN, Oct. 11, 2 p.m.
  • Book signing event at Geechee Girl Rice Café, 6825 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
  • Book signing event at Florida Avenue Grill, 1100 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, the nation’s oldest soul food joint, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m.
  • Soul Food and Bourbon discussion and book signing event, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1604 Oretha C. Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 21, 2 p.m.
  • Denver Eclectics, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.
  • Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 3 p.m. book signing event, Sept. 8, 2013.
  • BOOKMARKS Festival of Books, 3:30 p.m., Winston-Salem, NC, book reading and signing, Sept. 7.
  • “Eat and Greet with Adrian Miller,” Sweet Potatoes restaurant, 529 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC8:30 A.M., Sept. 7.
  • The Tattered Cover Bookstore, (Colfax Avenue location) 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO, 7:30 p.m., book reading and signing, Aug. 27.
  • Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA, 1:45 p.m., book reading and signing, Aug. 31.
  • Forty Decades and a Meal Book Launch Event, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver, CO, Aug. 17.
  • “Black Chefs in the White House,” a fundraising event for Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church and the Colorado Black Health Collaborative. We will be joined by special guest and former White House Executive Chef Walter Scheib (1994-2005),Denver, CO, June 8, 6 p.m.
  • “Healthy Soul Food,” Jack and Jill–Denver Chapter, Denver, CO, April 6,  1:30 p.m.
  • Soul Food,” World Awareness Day, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO, March 28, 7:10 a.m.
  • Scholars, Scribes and Storytellers,” Blair-Caldwell Public Library, Denver, CO, March 11, 6:30 p.m.  http://denverlibrary.org/event/scribes-scholars-storytellers-series-2013.
  • “Black Chefs in the White House,” Black History Month Presentation, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Haeur & Feld LLP, Feb. 25, 2012, Washington, D.C.
  • “Soul Food,” African American Month Kickoff Celebration, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Mountain Plains Regional Office, Feb. 13, Denver.
  • “The History of Chicken and Waffles,” Denver Eclectics, Jan. 30, 2013, Denver, CO.
  • Community Cinema Screening and Panel Discussion of Soul Food Junkies, Rocky Mountain PBS, Jan. 20, 2013.


  • “Black Chefs in the White House,” Inspiring Minds, Nov. 12, 2012, Denver, CO.
  • “Home Cooking in the White House,” FosterSports annual fundraiser, Oct. 20, 2012, Denver, CO.
  • Sister 2 Sister gathering, July 21, 2012, Broomfield, CO.
  • Black Chefs in the White House Presentation, April 12, 2012, Democratic National Convention Speakers Series, Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC.
  • Black Chefs in the White House Presentation, March 1, 2012, The Virginia Club of New York, New York, NY.
  • Coffee with the Authors, Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, Feb. 25, 2012, Denver, CO.
  • Black Chefs in the White House Presentation, February 9, 2012, “Reality Bites” series, Yale Dining, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
  • “Space Weather and Kool-Aid Pickles,” Mixed Tastes Lecture (with Craig DeForest), Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Feb. 3, 2012, Denver, CO.


  • History of Soul Food, November 11, 2011, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
  • History of Barbecue, November 7 & 9, 2011, Denver Eclectics, Denver, CO.
  • Culinate Table Talk on southern cooking with me, Virginia Willis and Sandra Gutierrez, Thursday, October 6, 2011.
  • “Hungry in the South” symposium keynote, September 17, 2011, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, New Orleans, LA.
  • “Chicken and Waffles and the Ice Ages,” Mixed Tastes Lecture (with Kirk Johnson), Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Feb. 11, 2011, Denver, CO.



  • “Hot Sauce and Jewish Mysticism,” Mixed Tastes Lecture (with Rabbi Levi Brackman), Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, June 26, 2009, Denver, CO.
  • “Black Chefs in the White House,” Jan. 20, 2009, Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor, MI.


  • “Soda Pop and Death Rituals of Borneo,” Mixed Tastes Lecture (with Christina Kreps), Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, June 12, 2008, Denver, CO.


  • “Soul Food and Existentialism,” Mixed Tastes Lecture (with Maria Talero), Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, August 9, 2007, Denver, CO.