The Soul Food Scholar: Adrian Miller’s Tales of a White House Kitchen

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Experience an informative and entertaining presentation by James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller on the fascinating African-Americans who have served in the presidential kitchen. You'll enjoy delicacies based on presidential recipes as you delve into the lives of the chefs who fed Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Obama.

Miller combed through the stories of more than 150 black men and women who cooked in the White House kitchen throughout history – from George Washington’s “onions done in the Brazilian way” to a controversial beanless chili prepared for Lyndon B. Johnson – to shine a light on how food played an important role in major events in his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas.

You will leave with a unique perspective on the American presidency.

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