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Jefferson Humanists: The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

03/27/2022 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm MDT

The Jefferson Humanists’ monthly chapter meeting will have a presentation by Adrian Miller titled, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

Join James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller for an informative and entertaining look at the African Americans who served as presidential chefs. An emphasis will be placed on the cooks for Presidents Washington, Jefferson, (Benjamin) Harrison, (Franklin Delano) Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and (Lyndon) Johnson.

Adrian Miller is a food writer, James Beard Award winner, attorney, and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado. Miller’s first book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time won the James Beard Foundation Award for Scholarship and Reference in 2014. His second book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas was published on President’s Day 2017. It was a finalist for a 2018 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction,” and the 2018 Colorado Book Award for History. Adrian’s third book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, was published Spring 2021. (See a review and one of Adrian’s barbecue recipes at www.denverpost.com/2021/04/28/adrian-millers-book-black-smoke/)

You can find out more about Adrian at his website at https://adrianemiller.com/. You can buy copies of Adrian’s books at https://adrianemiller.com/shop/.

Join the Jefferson Humanists on Sunday, March 27th at 4:00 pm for this great presentation.

This program is hosted by Jefferson Humanists, a chapter of the American Humanist Association.



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