See Your World Through The History and Taste of Soul Food.


Adrian Miller's Soulful Bites (Series Teaser)

Adrian Miller’s Soulful Bites is a 5-episode series featuring James Beard Award-winning writer, lecturer Adrian E. Miller, ‘The Soul Food Scholar’.  In each 2-minutes (or less episode) Adrian shares tasty morsels of history that you’ve probably never heard, about food you always loved. Let’s celebrate the history and evolution of Soul Food: America’s first –and most controversial–fusion cuisine.

Adrian Miller’s Soulful Bites is a 5-episode series featuring James Beard Award-winning writer, lecturer Adrian E. Miller, ‘The Soul Food Scholar’.  In each 2-minutes (or less episode) Adrian shares tasty morsels of history that you’ve probably never heard, about food you always loved. Let’s celebrate the history and evolution of Soul Food: America’s first –and most controversial–fusion cuisine.

His book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time was published by the University of North Carolina Press in August 2013. Soul Food won the 2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship. His second book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washington’s to the Obama’s was published on President’s Day, February 20, 2017. The President’s Kitchen Cabinet has been nominated for a 2018 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work–Non-Fiction.”
Adrian recently received the “2018 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame” Award for his work on African American foodways and he is currently working on Black Smoke, a history of African American barbecue culture.
Follow Adrian E. Miller” on Facebook: @soulfoodscholar

Episode 1:

E1: HOW BLACK PEOPLE GOT ‘SOUL’ 
In this first episode, Adrian Miller explains how the term ‘soul food’ was adopted to describe the hybrid cuisine that blended African, European and Native American cooking traditions.

Episode 2:

E2: TAKING SOUL FOOD GLOBAL 
African Americans in the US Armed Services during WWI, WWII and Vietnam /Korean Wars, became ambassadors of Soul Food–taking the cuisine to other countries where there was a similar culinary palate and greater social acceptance.
E2: TAKING SOUL FOOD GLOBAL 
African Americans in the US Armed Services during WWI, WWII and Vietnam /Korean Wars, became ambassadors of Soul Food–taking the cuisine to other countries where there was a similar culinary palate and greater social acceptance.

Episode 3:

E3: Soul Food In Space 

We commemorate the 50th anniverary of Apollo 11 moon landing, with Soul Food Scholar Adrian Miller explains how many of the ‘super foods’ that are being “discovered’ and promoted by scientists and nutritionists have long been staples of the African American /soul food plate since the days slavery in the U.S.

Episode 4:

E4: JUNETEENTH, BARBECUE & RED DRINK

Adrian Miller explains the history of Juneteenth (Emancipation Day) and two of the holiday’s most distinctive food items.