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Hype Names for the Soul Food Scholar

March 21st, 2021 by

  As I prepare to do author talks for my forthcoming book, Black Smoke, I recently asked my social media followers to come up with food-related “hype names” for me. I asked them to channel a ring announcer’s vibe. Here’s …
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That Time I (Virtually) Cooked with Colorado Governor Jared Polis . . . .

November 24th, 2020 by

I had great time doing a virtual cooking demonstration with Colorado Governor Jared Polis. We made southern-style greens with smoked turkey, and something I call the “Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Slider.” It’s inspired by a sandwich I once had at the …
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Check out my fried chicken ๐Ÿ— article for BBC Travel!

October 13th, 2020 by

Here’s an article that I wrote about fried chicken for BBC Travel. Hope you enjoy it!


Catch the replay of my AJC Book Festival Virtual Appearance

September 14th, 2020 by

If you missed the discussion of The President’s Kitchen Cabinet and Black Smoke, here’s how you may access the replay here. Here are some tips about Crowdcast from our help page to help you, and anyone you share the link …
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Great Places in the Denver Area to Celebrate “National Fried Chicken Day.”

July 5th, 2020 by

Here’s my list of places where I think you’ll enjoy celebrating “National Fried Chicken Day,” also known as July 6th. I arrange these in categories that I hope you find helpful. Please note, I’m focused on bone-in chicken, not sandwiches. …
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Here’s my BBC World News Interview!

June 23rd, 2020 by

In case you missed it, I was on BBC World News TV on Monday, June 22, 2020. Here’s a link to the clip: