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During Black History Month, students and staff of Oakton College are invited for an in-person discussion with author Adrian Miller about his book Soul Food. This event is hosted by the B.L.A.C.K. Student Success Program (BSSP) and Oakton's Library 


Adrian Miller’s book delves into the influences, ingredients and innovations that make up the soul food tradition. Each chapter focuses on the culinary and social history of one of the ingredients such as fried chicken, chitlins, yams, greens and "red drinks." In doing so, Miller uncovers how each ingredient got on the soul food plate and what they each mean for African American culture and identity.


In this book, Miller also argues that the story is more complex and surprising than commonly thought. This refreshing look at one of America's most celebrated, mythologized and maligned cuisines is enriched by spirited sidebars, photographs and twenty-two recipes.


If you are unable to attend the event in-person, please register to attend the event virtually.

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