A soul food scholar will focus on healthier eating habits
He is a writer, an attorney and a certified barbeque judge.
Adrian Miller, also known as the “Soul Food Scholar” will be the keynote speaker at RIT’s Black Heritage Celebration.
Miller will share his culinary history of one of America’s most popular foods.
His visit is one of several events taking place to celebrate Black Heritage Month.
The official kick off on January 31st brought with it a heart pounding, soul stirring, “get up on your feet” performance by WOMBA, a West African Drumming and Dance group, now based in Rochester. It was founded by Frederick Quaye Odai to promote heritage through the performing arts.
Black Heritage Month’s offerings range from drumming to dining.
Food plays an important role in cultural celebrations and RIT will put the spotlight on soul food this month.
Many equate soul food with comfort food. The Soul Food Scholar is an expert on the subject. Miller acknowledges many are updating it to make it healthier and said in a recent interview he turned to vegan soul food—Southern Fried Tofu—and “it wasn’t bad.”
The food writer is the author of “Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time” and “The President’s Kitchen: The Story of the African American’s Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas. “
Miller will speak February 27th, from 6pm to 8pm at RIT’s Alumni House in collaboration with Alumni Relations.