Adrian Miller

Adrian Miller

Award-Winning Author of Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time

Adrian Miller is a food writer, attorney and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, CO. Adrian received an A.B. from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches. Miller previously served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, and as a senior policy analyst for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. He’s a former board member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Miller’s first book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time won the 2014 James Beard Foundation Award for Scholarship and Reference. The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas was a finalist for a 2018 NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Literary Work—Non-Fiction," and the 2018 Colorado Book Award for History. Adrian is working on a history of African American barbecue, tentatively titled Black Smoke.