Award-winning author and former White House aide to appear at The Farm, January 18
Author and food activist Adrian Miller is ending 2013 on top of the world. His book, Soul Food: A Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time (UNC Press) made the Kirkus Reviews’ Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2013 and Booklist’s Top 10 Food Books of 2103 lists. The former White House aide under Bill Clinton and self-professed “recovering lawyer” showcased soul food and also introduced the world to some talented chefs and cooks, including Webster Parrish native, Hardette Harris, a personal chef and culinary lifestyle expert. Harris’s grandmother Mrs. Suvillar Saulter Harris’s purple hull pea recipe is one of the 22 featured in Miller’s best seller.
In tribute to the book, Adrian Miller and soul food, Hardette Harris is bringing the soul food scholar to Minden during the King Holiday weekend for a series of events, including a book signing and community greet. Mr. Miller will read from his book, take questions and sign copies available for purchase at the event.
“It was a privilege being interviewed by Mr. Miller for his book. I felt he deserved a proper introduction to the area, the food and of course, the people that inform my work as a chef.”
There will be a special presentation from the winners of Minden’s MLK oratory competition. The signing will take place 1-3 PM.
Among the partners for the event is Cuisine Noir magazine.
For more information, visit http://thedreamdinner.weebly.com/, where you can purchase books for the signings as well as inquire about other events of the weekend featuring Mr. Miller.