Adrian Miller

Food Writer
Adrian Miller

Adrian Miller is a food writer, attorney and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado. He is the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches and is the first African American and the first layperson to hold that position. Adrian previously served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton and was a senior policy analyst for Colorado governor Bill Ritter, Jr. He has been a 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 James Beard Foundation Award for Scholarship and Reference in 2014. His second book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas was published on President’s Day, 2017. It was a finalist for a 2018 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work – Non-fiction” and for the Colorado Book Award for History.
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