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October 2021

Six Bridges Book Festival

10/27/2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

Adrian Miller is a food writer, James Beard Award winner, attorney, and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado. He is the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches. Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, which features 22 recipes, chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and how they are coming into their own today. Sponsored by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. This event will take place on the Zoom platform. Free…

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November 2021

A Soulful Thanksgiving with Hue-Man Experience

11/12/2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST

The Hue-Man Experience at Tattered Cover presents barbecue expert, Adrian Miller for a conversation on the history of Black soul food and its relation to Thanksgiving dinner. This event will take place at our McGregor Square location on Friday, November 12th, at 6pm MT. 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…

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January 2022

BBQ, Beer, and Books

January 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm MST
Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 Baum Ave N
Saint Petersburg, Florida
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Join us as James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller discusses his latest book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue. Tombolo Books will be onsite to purchase Black Smoke. Complimentary BBQ snacks will be provided by Dr. BBQ using one of Adrians recipes from Black Smoke. ○  ScheduleDoors at 5:30pmAuthor speaks at 6pmBook signing and chat with Adrian

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February 2022

Brisket Sessions with Adrian Miller

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

In celebration of Black History Month, Hill Country Barbecue Market will shed light on the impact and influence of African Americans on the history of barbecue in America at our Brisket Session with Adrian Miller.  Adrian Miller is the 2014 James Beard Book Award winner and 2018 NAACP Image Award nominee. Adrian, the author of “Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue,” will provide a brief history of indigenous barbecue and its influence on the central Texas-style…

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An Evening of Barbecue History with Adrian Miller

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm MST
Grill & Provisions, 3501 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, Florida 33607 United States
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An Evening of BBQ History with Adrian Miller: American Culinary Historian, Soul Food Scholar and James Beard Award Winning Author at Grill & Provisions!-A Curated Dinner and DrinksTicket Price: $79.00 per person *limited spots available* Join us and Outdoor Grilling Adventures as we host Adrian Miller, American Culinary Historian, Soul Food Scholar and James Beard Award Winning Author of The President's Kitchen Cabinet, Soul Food and Black Smoke. Adrian will have books of Black Smoke available to purchase and sign.…

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March 2022

A Conversation with Adrian Miller

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST

The Southern Foodways Alliance and the Department of Writing and Rhetoric are co-sponsoring a conversation with Adrian Miller at the Jackson Avenue Center on Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Miller is the author of three books. His 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…

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Table of Contents Event

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

Adrian Miller will receive the 12th Annual Literati Award from the Friends of the Southern Methodist University Libraries! The Literati Award honors “an individual who uses the written word to advance the ideals of creativity, conviction, innovation and scholarship and who have had a significant impact on culture and the community through their work.”

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Dallas Literary Festival: Black Smoke

March 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am MDT

Journalist and Professor Karen Thomas moderates a conversation with chef and author Adrian Miller, Texas Monthly’s Jose Ralát, author of American Tacos: A History and Guide, and Brent Reaves, owner of Smokey John’s Barbeque, about the history of African Americans and the United States of barbeque. More than 100 acclaimed national and local authors with diverse voices will converge in Dallas, March 13-22 for the Dallas Literary Festival, a series of in-person events on the SMU campus, at Fair Park’s…

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Jefferson Humanists: The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

March 27 @ 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,…

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A Conversation about Black Cuisine with Adrian Miller, Kenyatta Ashford, and Nicole Brown

March 31 @ 5:30 pm MDT

On Thursday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m., the UTC History Department and Africana Studies Program welcome special guests Adrian Miller, James Beard Award winner, and Kenyatta Ashford, Chef at Chattanooga’s Neutral Ground, for A Conversation about Black Cuisine. This will be a conversation-style event moderated by Nicole Brown, a community leader and award-winning producer. This event coincides with Dr. Mark A. Johnson’s Food and Southern History class. Johnson, a lecturer in the Department of History, has written books on barbecue and race relations. Currently, he’s working…

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May 2022

Colorado Book Award Finalist Reading

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St,
Denver, Colorado 80212
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Adrian Miller will join History and Biography Colorado Book Awards finalists and read in-person on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7 p.m. MT at BookBar in Denver. Attendees can pose questions and talk with the finalists, and finalist books will be available for purchase. Register for this free event and view the full finalists lists and reading schedule on Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book’s website, coloradohumanities.org/programs/colorado-book-awards/

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Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum Lecture

May 14 @ 2:00 pm MDT

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 honor…

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