Denver attorney, author and well-regarded politico Adrian Miller has led not only a colorful life, but a delicious one: His gigs include moonlighting as a certified barbecue judge. Also a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization dedicated to the preservation and historical documentation of Southern-style cooking, the culinary scholar knows a thing or two about food. More specifically, soul food. His new book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time ($30, University of North Carolina Press), puts the art and cultural life of African-American chow in sometimes-unexpected perspective, and it’s just the first in a series of books he hopes to write on different aspects of the subject.
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So where does Miller recommend eating soul food in the Denver area? Cora Faye’s, Kirk’s Soul Kitchen and the Welton Street Cafe, according to his website, adrianemiller.com, where he also lists a slew of his favorite barbecue joints. Miller will discuss and sign copies of Soul Food tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 East Colfax Avenue; visit tatteredcover.com or call 303-322-7727.
Tue., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2013