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June 2021

Our Colorful Dinner featuring Adrian Miller

June 22 @ 6:20 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

From Chef Harold Sims: Award winner and my good friend, Adrian Miller, will be joining us and sharing a story or two with us! I can't tell you how special this dinner is to me.  Miller has been featured in countless Articles, TV/Streaming shows, Podcast, and radio interviews. All while maintaining his personal passion for African American Culture and Cuisine; the man is a legend. I'm just saying, if you miss this one, you... well you'll miss it. HA! Promo…

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Atlanta History Center Author Talk

June 23 @ 7:00 pm MDT

Together with AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, we are pleased to host an evening with Adrian Miller, aka The Soul Food Scholar, in celebration of Soul Food month and the release of his most recent book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbeque. Adrian will chronicle how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restaurateurs 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…

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Black Smoke at the Commonwealth Club of California

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT
Commonwealth Club of California, 110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105
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$5 – $39.50

In-person tickets are sold out; you can add your name to the waitlist. If you are not a member yet, now is the time to join our community and receive the great benefits of membership. We are a group of people seeking truth, insight and wisdom about the issues we face as individuals and as a society. Please join! You can become a monthly sustaining member for just $10 a month. This July 4, the country will be emerging from the pandemic to celebrate the…

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July 2021

Smithsonian Associates–Black Smoke

July 1 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm MDT
$20-2520 – $20-2525

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. 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? Drawing on…

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