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For the Love of Soul Food

Culinary Historians of Chicago

For the Love of Soul Food

Adrian Miller, author, attorney

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

10 a.m. to Noon


Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts

900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago

(Located just north of W. Chicago Ave. at N. Halsted St.)

Free Parking in lot on north side of school

What gives soul food its soul? Join  for sweet and savory talk on the history of soul food with Adrian Miller, author of the recently published Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time. He describes his book as “a love letter to African American cooks.”

To research Soul Food Adrian visited 150 soul food restaurants in 35 cities (including Chicago) and 15 states.  He will discuss various iconic foods (fried chicken, greens, black-eyed peas, and more), telling how each item got on the soul food plate, and explaining what the food item means for African American culture. He will also describe different versions of the recipes: traditional, health-conscious and contemporary. And of course we will sample some down-home favorites!

Speaker bio: Adrian Miller is a food writer, attorney and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, CO. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown University Law Center and has served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, a senior policy analyst for Colorado governor Bill Ritter, Jr. and as a Southern Foodways Alliance board member. Adrian is currently the Executive Director of the Colorado Council of Churches.

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Cost of the lecture program  is $5, $3 for students and no charge for CHC members and Kendall students and faculty.

To reserve, please e-mail your reservation to: [masked].

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  • Carolyn B.

    I was so excited about this group I joined up and paid my dues immediately.

    February 25, 2014

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