Replay: Does Soul Food Need a Warning Label?

On February 23rd , 2021, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate had the pleasure of hosting a live stream event featuring James Beard award winning author Adrian Miller entitled “Does Soul Food Need a Warning Label?”. Miller traced the journey of soul food from West Africa to the American West by showing what people of West African heritage ate before European contact, during The Middle Passage, during slavery in the American South, after Emancipation, and while migrating and settling in other parts of the United States. He also shared details and origins of some of his favorite soul food dishes as well as chocolate’s contribution to the cuisine.

Adrian Miller recipes, corn bread, collard greens and black eyed peas.

This event also highlighted moments where chocolate intersected with the African American experience and features historical insights from Mars Wrigley Chocolate Historian David Borghesani. The event was moderated by Kelly Lynch, Senior Brand Manager, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate.

The presentation is based on Adrian Miller’s James Beard Award winning book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time.

Here is a video replay of the event here:

You can find more about Adrian Miller and what he’s up to on his website.