Q&A with Adrian Miller


Get to know 2018 Festival speaker Adrian Miller, author of The President’s Kitchen Cabinet, a writer, attorney, and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado…

If you could make everyone in the world read one book, which would it be?

The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis

What is your favorite aspect of participating in book festivals?

The Q&A session after I talk about my book, and interacting with people while I sign autographs

Which other speakers are you excited to see or hoping to meet at the Festival?

Kelley Fanto Deetz, Leni Sorensen, and Michael Twitty

Which part of your book are you most proud of?

My list of African American Culinary Professionals who have worked in the presidential kitchen. I’m thrilled to list so many people by name.

What are you working on next?

A history of African-American barbecue culture

In the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book, Adrian Miller will participate in Histories of Food & Eating: African-American Perspectives on Friday, March 23.