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Adrian Miller, Food Historian @ AJC Decatur Book Festival
September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
In this event James Beard award–winning author Adrian Miller will talk with Ligaya Figueras about his recent book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans who Have Fed our First Families, and his upcoming book Black Smoke: African American Adventures in Barbeque. Black Smoke celebrates the significant contributions that African Americans have made to barbecue culture in the United States, and is the culmination of over a year of research into local, African-American-run barbeque establishments across the country. In The President’s Kitchen Cabinet, Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names and words of more than 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation’s history. A treasury of information about cooking techniques and equipment, the book includes twenty recipes for which black chefs were celebrated. In all of his work, Miller highlights African Americans’ contributions to our shared American foodways, and brings that knowledge to your screens in this compelling conversation.