Save up to 20% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue Evening Program on Zoom Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET Code: 1L0402 Tickets Login $20 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $25 - Non-Member Resize text remove add Adrian Miller PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Across America, the pure love and popularity of barbecue cookery has gone through the roof. Prepared in one regional style or another, in the South and beyond, barbecue is one of the nation’s most distinctive culinary arts. And people aren’t just eating it: They’re also reading books and articles and watching TV shows about it. But why is it, asks Adrian Miller—admitted ’cuehead and longtime certified barbecue judge—that in today’s barbecue culture African Americans don’t get much love? Drawing on his new book Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, Miller reveals how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restaurateurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and how they are coming into their own today. Miller shares the smoke-filled story of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship. Though often pushed to the margins, African Americans have enriched a barbecue culture that has come to be embraced by all. Join Miller as he celebrates and restores the faces and stories of the men and women who have influenced this American cuisine. BOOK SALE INFORMATION Purchase your copy of Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue by Adrian Miller here. SPECIAL NOTE: Politics and Prose is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SPECIAL10 (no space between letters and numbers) in the “Coupon discount” section on Politics and Prose's check-out page. PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.