Local author Adrian Miller has won the 2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship for his book Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time.
The book, published by the University of North Carolina Press in August of 2013, is, as Miller himself explains, "a love letter to African American cooks." From fried chicken to black-eyed peas, the author discusses the journey of each food item to the soul food plate.
"I'm very grateful to the JBFA for honoring me with this prestigious award. It's been a real blessing to share the story of soul food with others," Miller said on his website.
Later today, the restaurant and hospitality awards will be announced at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. Last year, Frasca Food and Wine was awarded the Outstanding Wine Program honor. This year, Aspen's the Little Nell is a finalist in the same category.
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Adrian Miller [Photo: Official Website]