Cooking for Justice! Virtual Chef Demo & Dinner Party Benefit Event

  • July 22, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • online


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Spend an evening with Adrian Miller, author of Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue; Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time (which won the 2014 James Beard Foundation Award for Reference and Scholarship), and The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, for the preparation of a delicious soulful meal, step-by-step coaching, and Q&A. Moderated by Velveta Golightly-Howell, our very own 2020 Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Award honoree.

On the menu: Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, Johnetta’s Mixed Greens, Peach Crisp, and a Mint Julep cocktail.

Event is free with donation!

The cost to attend is proof of a donation made between June 14 – July 22 to one of the following social justice charities. Although a donation of at least $25 is suggested, any amount is appreciated.

Register for the event here and then email your donation confirmation to Carolyn Gravit at Upon our receipt of your registration and donation confirmation, you will receive a grocery shopping list and the recipes for the evening so you can cook along with Mr. Miller. Zoom link will be provided to all registrants.

Donate to one of four selected social justice charities to participate. Visit Adrian Miller’s website and his Facebook and Instagram pages to see photos from his travels and Soul Food experiences around the country. Friend him on Facebook or Instagram! Also check out his newly released third book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, published by the University of North Carolina Press. Order your autographed copy here.

You can also see him in Netflix’s new limited series: High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America.

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