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The Tattered Cover: Black Smoke Talk

May 16 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm MDT

Get Hungry and Learn Some History; A Food History Book Talk

Tattered Cover welcomes author Adrian Miller on Sunday May 16th at 2:00pm MT to discuss his book, Black Smoke,which can be purchased below.

Across America, the pure love and popularity of barbecue cookery have 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. And people aren’t just eating it; they’re also reading books and articles and watching TV shows about it. But why is it, asks Adrian Miller–admitted ‘cuehead and longtime certified barbecue judge–that in today’s barbecue culture African Americans don’t get much love?

In Black Smoke, Miller chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and how they are coming into their own today. It’s a smoke-filled story of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship. Though often pushed to the margins, African Americans have enriched a 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 American cuisine. This beautifully illustrated chronicle also features 22 barbecue recipes collected just for this book.

Registration includes access to this live stream event the night of the event, before it is posted on Tattered Cover’s YouTube Channel, two days after.

**Important Event Information**

— This is a free, live stream event using Zoom Live Streamed to YouTube. You may choose to purchase a book through the event link and still gain access to the event.

— Tickets are limited to one ticket per email address.

— Attendees will be sent a link to join the live stream at least 30 minutes prior of the event via email

— Presentation begins at 2pm MT

— The event will last about one hour but the official end time of this event is an estimate

— Event registration/tickets are available online ONLY, through Eventbrite. Tickets will not be sold in-store or through our website. 

— If you purchased a book, it will be mailed via media mail after the event

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