The soul food scholar Adrian Miller at work in the kitchen

Back in 2012 when we were still living in Austin we devised a series of pop up restaurant parties to celebrate our favorite foods. We started the series off with barbecue and even managed to wrangle the use of Willie Nelson’s smoker to cook all the meats.

That was a hard act to follow but since we were conducting the series in historically black East Austin we decided to have soul food as the theme for event number two.

Time to consult with Adrian Miller, soul food scholar, man of letters and “last word” authority on the genre.

Mr Miller came through with a menu that our team of chefs executed flawlessly. We served baked chicken, wilted greens, black eyed peas with rice, corn bread, banana pudding, and red drink.

Six years later people still talk about the food served at that party.

Next week in New Orleans, Zella Palmer, chair of the Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African-American Material Culture, is producing an event titled “The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking Documentary Screening & Gumbo Jubilee”

Adrian Miller will be speaking alongside fellow luminaries-cookbook author Todd Richards, sno-ball authority Megan Braden-Perry, and Kyndra Joi, author of Who Dem Gullah ask Princess Anyika

We would not miss this for the world.

The authors begin speaking at 6pm.

The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot (which was directed by Ms. Palmer) screens at 730pm

Thursday October 18th, 2018

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana

If you plan on attending the event please consider visiting Heard Dat Kitchen. It’s five minutes from Zeitgeist and is a splendid example of New Orleans cuisine info

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