Category Archives: Soul Food Scholar

ICYMI: I was on PBS’s “Somewhere South” with Chef Vivian Howard!

In case you missed it. I made a guest appearance on the barbecue episode of Somewhere South with Chef Vivian Howard! It was a lot of fun to hang with Chef Howard and find out more about North Carolina barbecue. …
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Catching me talking about African American barbecue cooks on Denver’s Channel 7.

Thanks to Micah Smith for interviewing me for this Black History Month segment on Denver’s Channel 7!    

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Coming in 2020–Soulful Beverage Coasters!

I met artist Susan Schroeder last summer at the 2019 Slow Food Nations conference held in Denver, Colorado.   In a great bit of marketing, she gave me a free 4-pack of beverage coasters that she had designed. I instantly …
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The Soul Food Scholar on the “Chef or Death” Podcast!

  Please check out my podcast interview with Chef Eric Chiappetta on Episode #107 of the “Chef or Death” Podcast.

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Soul Food Advisory: Chef D’s in Aurora, Colorado

I picked my dad up at the airport, and on the way home he said that he was hungry. Thanks to Colorado State Senator Rhonda Fields’ Facebook post, I knew about a new soul food place on our route: Chef …
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Congratulations to the Barbecue Hall of Fame’s 2019 Inductees!

From the American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     CONTACTS May 29, 2019                Will Gregory (AR) / (816) 645-6116 AMERICAN ROYAL ANNOUNCES 2019 INDUCTEES  FOR THE BARBECUE HALL OF FAME® Kansas …
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BBQ Research–East Texas Edition

Eastern Texas barbecue is a sub-regional style that truly deserves more attention. It’s an interesting blend of Creole influences and traditional Texas barbecue. It’s most distinctive elements are beef link sausage and boudin sausage (interestingly spelled “boudain” in many instances). …
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How U.S. Military Troops and Veterans Helped Spread Soul Food Around the World

   Thanks to the award-winning team at Ascender Communications for pulling together another great, short video on soul food history. This one’s about how U.S. military troops and veterans helped spread soul food around the world. Enjoy!

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American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Semi-Finalists

Will Gregory American Royal Public Relations Will@willgregorypr.com 816-645-6116 Kansas City, MO., May 24, 2019 — The American Royal is pleased to announce the Barbecue Hall of Fame® 2019 Top 9 Semi-finalists from this year’s nominees. John “Big Daddy” Bishop, Tuscaloosa, …
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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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