Book Event

Atlanta History Center Author Talk

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 […]

Black Smoke: A History of Black BBQ with Author Adrian Miller

Curious about the history of barbecue in the United States? Learn about Black pit masters and barbecuers from author and food scholar Adrian Miller as he discusses his latest book, "Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue". Whether you prefer Kansas City or North Carolina style, gather to hear this "smoke-filled story […]


Southern Festival of the Book

Few topics engender such strong opinions as barbecue. Experts John Shelton Reed (On Barbecue) and Adrian Miller (Black Smoke) help us break it down; the history, the technique, and the reason this ancient cooking technique create such passionate scholarship and discussion today. This session is part of our "A More Perfect Union" track, supported in […]

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