Adrian Miller is a food writer, attorney and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, CO. He is the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches. Miller previously served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton and a senior policy analyst for Colorado governor Bill Ritter Jr. Miller’s first book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time, won the James Beard Foundation Award for Scholarship and Reference in 2014. His second book is The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas. Adrian’s third book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, will be published this April.
Previous Mixed Taste lecture topics: Soul Food in 2007, 2014, and 2020; Soda Pop in 2008; Hot Sauce in 2009; Chicken & Waffles in 2011; Kool-Aid Pickles in 2012; and Presidential Drinking in 2018.