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“Southern Black Chefs in the White House” with Adrian Miller


Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room (202/203)

February 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Adrian Miller will give a lecture entitled “Southern Black Chefs in the White House” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Room on February 22, 2023 as part of the Thomas Howerton Distinguished Professor Speaker Series, “Diverse Roots at the Common Table: Culinary Conversations in the American South.” Adrian is a culinary historian whose books have twice won a James Beard Award for Reference and Scholarship; he was recently featured in High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America, a Netflix documentary based on Jessica Harris’s book by the same name. He also served as a special assistant to the president under the Clinton Administration, and served as the deputy director of the President’s Initiative for One America.

Books will be available for purchase at the event through Malaprop’s Bookstore.

Attendees who wish to attend via Zoom may pre-register here.

For more information, contact Erica Abrams Locklear at elocklea@unca.edu.


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February 22, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room (202/203)