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Adrian Miller Joins the Board of the American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame

I think it only fitting for the first day of “National Barbecue Month” (known to many people as “May”) to I announce that I’m joining the board of the American Royal’s Barbecue Hall of Fame (“ARBBQHoF”). As you may know, …
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Soul Food Scholar Featured on Denver’s Channel 7!

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!

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Soul Food’s Backstory

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)

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My 25 Best Bites of 2018

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!

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!

    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

  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

  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

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

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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