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.