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92nd Street Y Roundtable Presentation: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

05/25/2022 @ 4:30 pm 5:30 pm MDT

Across America, the pure love and popularity of barbecue cookery has gone through the roof.

Prepared in one regional style or another, in the South and beyond, barbecue is one of the nation’s most distinctive culinary arts. Scholar and chef Adrian Miller uncovers the African American figures who have been long overlooked in today’s barbecue culture.

In his newest book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, Miller chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and how they are coming into their own today. Join Miller for a smoke-filled story of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship. Learn about the African Americans, though often pushed to the margins, who have enriched the barbecue culture that has come to be embraced by all. Miller celebrates and restores the faces and stories of the men and women who have influenced this iconic American cuisine.

Purchase Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

This program will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from 6:30-7:30 pm ET. The session will take place live online with an opportunity to interact with the instructor and be recorded for later viewing by patrons.



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