Soul Food - How history shaped African American food, and how African American food shaped history

US Embassy Sponsored Event on Soul Food

In recent years, the United States’ food scene has seen a new wave of interest in how historical, political and societal forces have shaped people's access to food and our food culture.  Adrian Miller, award-winning food writer, attorney, and certified barbecue judge, has been writing about African-American cuisine in its various forms for more than a decade, so much so that he goes by the nickname “Soul Food Scholar.”  

Miller will speak about the influence African-American cooking has had on American culture, starting with the history of how barbecue emerged from the fusion of Native American, European, and West African meat-cooking techniques, in conversation by Norwegian food writer Andreas Delsett. Together they will explore the history of some well-known (and some lesser-known) American dishes and food culture, to understand how cooking and food can relate to issues of ethnicity, class, and gender. 

Når: 23.01.23 kl 15.15–16.00
Hvor: SVHUM B1005
Sted: Tromsø
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Studenter, Gjester / eksterne
Ansvarlig: Cassandra Falke
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