Check out our events from years past, then visit our Upcoming Events page to see what’s coming up near you (or online)!
January 27 — Author discussion with Candacy Taylor, The Overground Railroad, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street, Denver, CO, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
February 6 — Black History Celebration, Hempstead Hall Rotunda, Univ. of Ark. Hope-Texarkana, 5:30-8 p.m.
February 8 — History of Soul Food Presentation, Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, 1 p.m.
February 12 — The Theology of Barbecue, Upper House, Madison, WI, 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m
February 18 — Black History Film Series: Soul Food, Metrolux Dine-in Theater, Loveland, CO, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
February 22 — Soul food presentation, Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, Colorado Springs, CO, 11 a.m.
February 26 — An Evening with Adrian Miller, Atlanta History Center, 7 p.m.
December 15–University of South Florida Soul Food Virtual Presentation
December 28—A Soulful New Year’s Day: Online Cooking Class and Presentation
December 11—Make an Edible South Garden Tour, Q&A with Adrian Miller
December 9—Young Farmers and Cooks Conference–Panel discussion on “Reclaiming Our Culinary Heritage.”
November 23–U.S. Thanksgiving Traditions, U.S. Embassy Bahrain
November 19–U.S. Thanksgiving Traditions, U.S. Embassy Oslo
July 15—Mixed Tastes (“Polar Forests and Trendy Soul Food)
July 3–“Barbecue Across Cultures,” Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
June 22–Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Colorado Chapter
June 15–Project Uplift, NY
June 4–Community Shares.
March 10–Diversity conference, Regis Jesuit High School, Centennial, CO.
November 19 — Umoja Community Conversations Conference, Metropolitan State University of Denver, 12:30 p.m.
November 20 — “Presidential Thanksgivings,” A Lecture at the Aurora History Center, Aurora, CO, 2 p.m.
September 27 — Black Americas Dinner, Biennial of the Americas, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 5:30 p.m.
August 30 — Denver Art Museum’s Untitled Final Friday: A(me)ricana with Kate Speer, 6 p.m.
August 25 — Denver Lamb Jam, 3 p.m.
July 20 — African American Foodways (discussion with Chef Kevin Mitchell), Slow Food Nations, Denver, CO, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
July 20 — Flavors of the African Diaspora (with Chef Kevin Mitchell), Slow Food Nations, Denver, CO, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Feb. 9 — Black Solidarity Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT
March 12 — Regis Jesuit High School Diversity Conference, Aurora, CO.
Oct. 20–Books and Brunch, CO.
Oct. 18—The Story of New Orleans Cooking documentary screening, New Orleans, LA, and book panel discussion.
Oct. 10–Guest lecture, “Justice and Food” course, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN.
Aug. 25—Farm to Barbecue Dinner, Alamosa, CO.
Aug. 23—Denver Press Club, Denver, CO.
Feb. 17–”A Taste of Soul,” Trenton, NJ.
Feb. 27–Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
May 12–History of Barbecue, Penrose Library, Colorado Springs, CO, 2 p.m.
May 12–Soul Food, East Library, Colorado Springs, CO, 11 a.m.
Dec. 2–Colorado Talking Book Library Volunteer Appreciation Brunch, Lakewood, CO.
Nov. 19—Miami Book Fair, Miami, FL.
Nov. 13–Presidential Thanksgivings, Denver Eclectics, 6 p.m.
Nov. 5-–Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX.
Oct. 24–Welcome to Colorado Club, Denver, 10 a.m.
Oct. 22–“A Presidential Tasting,” Sweet Potatoes Restaurant, Winston Salem, NC, 5:30 pm.
Oct. 20—Terra Vita Food and Drink Festival, multiple class slots during the day.
Oct. 10–Golden Beer Talks, Windy Saddle Cafe, 1100 Washington Ave., Golden, CO, 6 p.m.
Oct. 3–National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO.
Oct. 2–Stanford Club of New England, Darryl’s Corner Restaurant, Boston, MA, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 27–Hunger Free Colorado luncheon, Denver, 12 p.m.
Sept. 19–Book discussion and signing, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, Ann Arbor, MI, 7 p.m.
Sept. 12–“A Liquid History of the U.S. Presidency,” Douglas County Public Libraries, Lone Tree, CO, 5 p.m.
Sept. 7–Book discussion and signing, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC, 5 pm to 7 pm.
Sept. 5–Book discussion and signing, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
Sept. 3–Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival, 1:15 p.m.
Aug. 17–Rotary Club of Denver Southeast, 7:30 a.m.
June 29–“Three Things, Any Three Things,” Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 7 p.m.
June 26–Black Americas Soul Food Pop-up Dinner to support the 2017 Biennial of the Americas, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Studio, Denver, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
June 17–Book discussion and signing, Roosevelt Reading Festival, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY.
May 18-19–Southern Food Writing Conference, Knoxville, TN.
May 9–James Beard documentary screening (gave opening introduction) by AARP, Sie Film Center, Denver.
May 2–Book discussion and signing, National Archives, Washington, DC, noon.
April 28–Book discussion and reading, Allegro YABBA Fest, Warrenton, VA, 7 p.m.
April 4–Book reading and signing, The Tattered Cover Colfax, 7 p.m.
March 31–The President’s Kitchen Cabinet book reading and signing, Smoky Hill Public Library, 7 p.m.
March 16–“Cooks & Books: Adrian Miller,” The Granary, Fearrington Village, NC, 6 p.m.
March 9–“Authors We Love” Series: The President’s Kitchen Cabinet book reading and signing, Longmont Public Library, 7 to 8 p.m.
February 28–Donor Appreciation Event, Denver Public Library.
February 27–US Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, CO, 10 a.m.
February 26–Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia, PA, 1:30 p.m.
February 25–The President’s Kitchen Cabinet book reading and signing, Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C., 3:30 p.m.
February 23–“Between the Lines: Adrian Miller,” The President’s Kitchen Cabinet book reading and signing, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, NYC, 6:30 p.m.
February 22–Westport Historical Society, Westport, CT, 6:30 p.m.
February 22–Soul Food Cook-Off, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT., 1 p.m.
February 20–“Open Line with Tom Kearney,” WPTF NewsRadio 680AM, Raleigh, NC 9 pm (live, call-in radio show).
February 18–The President’s Kitchen Cabinet book launch party, History Colorado, 4 p.m–7 p.m.
February 14–“Celebrate NC” radio show with Mike Moore, RockinghamCountyRadio, www.RCR24.com, 9:30 a.m.
February 13–Ooey, Gooey, Macaroni and Cheese with Teresa St. Peter of New World Cheese, Park Hill Public Library, 4 p.m.
February 11–Culinary Historians of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 10 a.m.
February 11–Book signing event at Olive ‘n’ Vinnie’s, Glen Ellyn, IL, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Get ticket information here.
February 10–Soul food talk and cooking demonstration for the National Alliance of Pan-African Seminarians, Iliff School of Theology, 11:30 a.m.
February 6–Soul Food and Presidential Chef Presentation, National Society of Black Engineers, University of Colorado Boulder chapter, 6 p.m.
January 23–History of White House State Dinners, Denver Eclectics, Denver Country Club, 5:30 p.m.
“The President’s Kitchen,” cooking demonstration with Ailsa Von Dobeneck, Smithsonian Food History Weekend, Washington, DC 11:45 a.m.
“Food is Politics” panel, Smithsonian Food History Weekend, Washington, DC, 9:30 am.
“Who We Are Month” presentation on soul food, Ball Packaging Co., Sept. 27, noon.
Mac ‘n’ cheese in Presidential History, New World Cheese, Denver, Aug. 1, 6 p.m.
International Baccalaureate World Student Conference, University of Denver, July 23, 8:45 a.m.
“Presidential Cheese,” New World Cheese, 2504 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, August 1, 6:30 p.m.
Soul Food-themed “Tea with Teri,” Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational, July 11, 1 p.m.
Lighthouse Writers Workshop Presents: “Making the Mountain,” June 10, 8 p.m., @Lighthouse Lit Fest Tent, 1515 Race Street.
“Presidential Pork,” Camp Bacon, Zingerman’s Deli, Ann Arbor, MI, June 4.
Stanford Black Alumni Association at Stanford Sierra Camp, May 13-15.
Omnivore Books, San Francisco, CA, May 12.
“Good for the Soul” workshop, New Hampshire Writer’s Day, April 23.
Food Lover’s Book Club, Cherry Creek-Ross Public Library, Denver, CO, April 13.
Soul Food dinner, Boulder, CO, March 10.
“Smoke and Soul” panel discussion with Chef Edward Lee and author Toni Tipton Martin, Actors Theater, Louisville, KY, March 5.
“A Soulful Slice of Cheese History,” American Cheese Society webinar, Feb. 29.
2nd Annual Brotherhood Summit, Smoky Hill High School, Feb. 27.
Golden High School, Golden, CO, Feb. 25.
African American History Luncheon, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, Feb. 25.
10th Annual African American Diversity/Inclusion Luncheon, U.S. Dept. of the Interior Business Center, Lakewood, CO, Feb. 23.
National Society of Black Engineers, CU Boulder, Feb. 22.
Colorado Black Health Collaborative, Denver, CO, Feb. 20.
DenverWorks Charity Dinner, Feb. 19.
“African Foodways in the American South,” Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Feb. 12.
Mardi Gras Celebration Guest Chef, Lagunita Dining Hall, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Feb. 9.
Government Cheese: A Celebration of Mac ‘n’ Cheese in Presidential History, New World Cheese, Denver, CO, Feb. 6, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
African American Read-In Celebration, Skyline High School, Oakland, CA, Feb. 4.
Stanford Dallas Fort Worth Holiday Party, Dallas, TX, Dec. 5.
History of Soul Food, Stanford Club of Austin, Hoover’s Cooking, 2002 Manor Road, Austin, TX, Dec. 3.
Rotary Club of Golden, Rolling Hills Country Club, Golden, CO, Nov. 17.
“Theology of Barbecue,” Sunday School class, Wellshire Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO, Nov. 15.
DU (University of Denver) Literary Speakers series, Harvest Bible Chapel, Denver, CO Oct. 27.
Georgetown University Law Center Class of 1995 Alumni Party, Washington, D.C., Oct. 16.
Afternoon with Alumni Authors, Stanford Black Alumni Association of Southern California, Playa Vista Branch Library, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 10.
Celebrity judge at BBQ and Salsa Cookoff, 3300 Holly, Denver, CO, Sept. 26.
Author event at BookBar, 4280 Tennyson, Denver, CO, Sept. 12.
Inspiring White House Chefs, DenverWorks 20th Anniversary Gala, Denver Tivoli July 30.
Soul Food webinar with Carole Copeland Thomas, July 28.
Dallas Stanford Black Alumni Association Book Event, J. Erik Johnson Central Library, Dallas, TX, July 12.
Massachusetts Council of Churches Benefit Dinner and Book Talk, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, Boston, MA, June 29, 6:30 pm EST.
Theology of Soul Food Luncheon, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Boston, MA, June 28, 1 p.m.
“From Collards to Caviar” presentation, Soul Summit, Austin, TX, June 20, 11 a.m CST.
Soul food cooking demonstration, Central Market, Austin, TX, June 18, 6:30 p.m. CST.
“Hope and Wellness Show,” BLIS FM, Washington, DC, June 14, 5 to 6 pm EST.
Soul Food dinner to benefit the Sam Cary Bar Association, Grand Lake, CO, June 6, 6:30 p.m.
Centus Partners Launch Party, Parker, CO, June 5, 6:30 p.m.
“Black Chefs in the White House,” Cooks & Books lunch, Fearrington Village, NC, May 2s, 1 p.m. EST.
“State of Things” radio show, WUNC-91.5 FM, Chapel Hill, NC, May 29, 10 a.m. EST.
“North Carolina Story Through Food” panel, Carolina Cornucopia Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, May 30, 12:30 EST.
Soul Food dinner to benefit Harvest of Hope Charity, May 19.
“Storytellers: Knowing Our Histories & Sharing Our Legacies” panelist, Stanford National Black Alumni Summit, Atlanta, GA, May 1, 11:30 am.
Colorado Interlibrary Loan Conference, Broadmoor, CO, April 30, 1 pm.
“Cultivating Food Justice” symposium panelist, University of Colorado at Denver, CO, April 10.
Highland Church soul food fundraising dinner, Denver, CO, March 30.
“Hunger, Food and Faith,” St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Denver, CO, March 19.
Stanford Dining Mardi Gras Event, Stanford, CA, Feb. 17.
“Black Chefs in the White House,” Denver Eclectics, Denver, CO, Feb. 9.
First Universalist Church Book Club, Denver, CO, Feb. 9.
Adult Education Class, Central Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO, Feb. 8.
Bantam + Biddy One Year Anniversary Party, Atlanta, GA, Jan. 11.
Guest lecture at Johnson & Wales University, Denver, CO Campus, Jan. 13
Big Jones Restaurant, Chicago, IL, Jan. 18.
Eat Your Words Book Club, Denver, CO, Jan. 19
Miami Book Fair International, Miami, FL, Nov. 22.
University Club of Denver, Denver, CO, Nov. 14.
Global Soul, DU Enrichment Course, Denver, CO, Oct. 25, Nov. 6, Nov. 13 and Nov. 18.
Texas Book Festival cooking demonstration, Austin, TX, Oct. 25.
Back-to-School Barbecue sponsored by Donner Dormitory and Crothers Hall, Stanford, CA, Oct. 12.
Ecumenical Hunger Program dinner, Palo Alto, CA, Oct. 11.
Stanford Black Alumni Association of Washington, DC author panel discussion, Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, Oct. 5.
Keynote address at the “Soul Food: A Contemporary and Historical Exploration of New South Food,” Center for the Study of the New South, Charlotte, NC, Oct. 2.
William Doyle Inns of Court, University Club of Denver, Sept. 17.
Association of Food Journalists Conference, Sept. 9-12.
Soul Food Dinner, Rye Restaurant, Kansas City, Sept. 6.
A Taste of Colorado, cooking demonstration, Denver, CO, Sept. 1.
National Book Festival, Washington, D.C., Culinary Arts Pavilion, Washington Convention Center, Aug. 29.
Fried chicken dinner, Brennan’s of Houston Restaurant, Houston, TX, July 31.
Cooking demonstration and dinner, Brennan’s of Houston Restaurant, Houston, TX, July 30.
Briarpatch Book Club, Centennial, CO, July 27.
Rotary Club of Southeast Denver, Cherry Hills Village, CO, July 24.
“Soul Food and Salvador Dali,” Re-Mixed Tastes, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO, July 17.
Black Caucus of the American Library Association Awards Ceremony, Las Vegas, NV, June 29.
Stanford Alumni Club of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, June 28.
Southern Foodways Alliance Summer Symposium, Jackson, TN, June 21.
History Colorado, Denver, CO, June 3.
The Cotton Museum, Memphis, TN, May 25.
South Carolina Book Festival, Columbia, SC, May 17.
Southern Food Writing Conference, Knoxville, TN, May 15-16.
James Beard Foundation Award Dinner, New York, NY, May 2.
University of Denver, Denver, CO, May 1.
Stanford Colorado Gathers,” Rocky Mountain Stanford Association, Denver. CO, April 29.
TEDxYouth@DSST Talk, Denver School of Science and Technology, Denver. CO, April 24.
Zingerman’s Deli, Ann Arbor, MI, April 22.
East High School guest lecture, Denver, CO, April 10.
Park Hill Elementary Fundraiser, Cora Faye’s, Denver, CO, April 4.
Slow Food Denver, Cora Faye’s, Denver, CO, April 3.
Women with Words Book Club, Centennial, CO, March 29.
The History of Soda Pop, Adult Education Class, Wellshire Presbyterian Church, March 14.
Black Chefs in the White House, Old Salem Museum & Gardens, Winston-Salem, NC, March 8.
Schlessman Public Library, 100 E. Poplar Street, Denver, CO, March 5.
Stanford Club of Georgia, Atlanta Country Club, Atlanta, GA, March 2.
Soul Food Happy Hour, The Shed at Glenwood, 475 Bill Kennedy Way, Atlanta, GA, March 1.
Soul Food discussion, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA, Feb. 27.
Soul Food Sunday at United Church of Montbello, Denver, CO, Feb. 23.
Black History Month Celebration with The Academy of Urban Learning, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 960 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO, Feb. 23.
Culinary Historians of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Feb. 22.
Soul food and Black Chefs in the White House, Savory Spice Shop, 1537 Platte Street, Denver, CO, Feb. 19.
University of Denver Monthly Book Club Discussion, The Loft, Penrose Library, DU Campus, Feb. 18.
Soul Food Presentation, Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial, CO, Feb. 12.
University of Colorado at Denver, Black Staff and Faculty Affinity Group Black History Month event at CU-Denver, Denver, CO, Feb. 7.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Black Employment Program Black History Month program speaker, Denver, CO, Feb. 6.
Black Student Alliance Soul Food Cooking Demonstration, CU Boulder, Feb. 5.
Books on Review, Shadesland Art Center, Walnut Creek, CA, Jan. 30.
Book signing and community greet, The Farm, Minden, LA, Jan. 18.
The Dream Dinner, The Farm, Minden, LA, Jan. 18.
Book signing, Multicultural Center of the South, Shreveport, LA, Jan. 17.
Book signing event with Book Passage, San Francisco Farmer’s Market, Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 4.
Book signing at Gallagher Books, 1428 S. Broadway, Denver, CO, 80210, Dec. 7.
Book signing at Hoover’s Home Cooking, 2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX, Dec. 2.
100 Men Who Cook, Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO, Nov. 30.
“Indies First” “at The Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206, Nov. 30.
Books, Bites & Brews, a benefit for Douglas County Public Libraries, Castle Pines, CO, Nov. 9, 2013.
Mixed Tastes lecture, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, Oct. 22.
Book signing at Savory Spice Shop Ft. Collins, CO, Oct. 19.
Cooking demonstration, The Cupboard, Ft. Collins, CO, Oct. 18.
Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN, Oct. 11.
Book signing event at Geechee Girl Rice Café, 6825 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Oct. 1.
Book signing event at Florida Avenue Grill, 1100 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, the nation’s oldest soul food joint, Sept. 26.
Soul Food and Bourbon discussion and book signing event, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1604 Oretha C. Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 21.
Denver Eclectics, Sept. 18.
Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 3 p.m. book signing event, Sept. 8.
BOOKMARKS Festival of Books, 3:30 p.m., Winston-Salem, NC, book reading and signing, Sept. 7.
“Eat and Greet with Adrian Miller,” Sweet Potatoes restaurant, 529 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC, Sept. 7.
The Tattered Cover Bookstore, (Colfax Avenue location) 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO, 7:30 p.m., book reading and signing, Aug. 27.
Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA, 1:45 p.m., book reading and signing, Aug. 31.
Forty Decades and a Meal Book Launch Event, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver, CO, Aug. 17.
“Black Chefs in the White House,” a fundraising event for Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church and the Colorado Black Health Collaborative. We will be joined by special guest and former White House Executive Chef Walter Scheib (1994-2005),Denver, CO, June 8.
“Healthy Soul Food,” Jack and Jill–Denver Chapter, Denver, CO, April 6.
Soul Food,” World Awareness Day, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO, March 28.
Scholars, Scribes and Storytellers,” Blair-Caldwell Public Library, Denver, CO, March 11.
“Black Chefs in the White House,” Black History Month Presentation, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Haeur & Feld LLP, Feb. 25, 2012, Washington, D.C.
“Soul Food,” African American Month Kickoff Celebration, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Mountain Plains Regional Office, Feb. 13, Denver.
“The History of Chicken and Waffles,” Denver Eclectics, Jan. 30, 2013, Denver, CO.
Community Cinema Screening and Panel Discussion of Soul Food Junkies, Rocky Mountain PBS, Jan. 20, 2013.
“Black Chefs in the White House,” Inspiring Minds, Nov. 12, 2012, Denver, CO.
“Home Cooking in the White House,” FosterSports annual fundraiser, Oct. 20, 2012, Denver, CO.
Sister 2 Sister gathering, July 21, 2012, Broomfield, CO.
Black Chefs in the White House Presentation, April 12, 2012, Democratic National Convention Speakers Series, Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC.
Black Chefs in the White House Presentation, March 1, 2012, The Virginia Club of New York, New York, NY.
Coffee with the Authors, Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, Feb. 25, 2012, Denver, CO.
Black Chefs in the White House Presentation, February 9, 2012, “Reality Bites” series, Yale Dining, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
“Space Weather and Kool-Aid Pickles,” Mixed Tastes Lecture (with Craig DeForest), Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Feb. 3, 2012, Denver, CO.
History of Soul Food, November 11, 2011, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
History of Barbecue, November 7 & 9, 2011, Denver Eclectics, Denver, CO.
Culinate Table Talk on southern cooking with me, Virginia Willis and Sandra Gutierrez, Thursday, October 6, 2011.
“Hungry in the South” symposium keynote, September 17, 2011, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, New Orleans, LA.
“Chicken and Waffles and the Ice Ages,” Mixed Tastes Lecture (with Kirk Johnson), Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Feb. 11, 2011, Denver, CO.
No events in 2010
“Hot Sauce and Jewish Mysticism,” Mixed Tastes Lecture (with Rabbi Levi Brackman), Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, June 26, 2009, Denver, CO.
“Black Chefs in the White House,” Jan. 20, 2009, Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor, MI.
“Soda Pop and Death Rituals of Borneo,” Mixed Tastes Lecture (with Christina Kreps), Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, June 12, 2008, Denver, CO.
“Soul Food and Existentialism,” Mixed Tastes Lecture (with Maria Talero), Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, August 9, 2007, Denver, CO.