Happy Pub Day to Adrian Miller’s Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

We are thrilled that today marks the official on sale date for UNC Press’s third book authored by James Beard Award winner Adrian Miller, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue. Black Smoke is the fourth book published in the Ferris & Ferris Imprint for high-profile, general-interest books about the American South.

You can preview Black Smoke by reading the following excerpts in the Daily Beast and Gravy, published by the Southern Foodways Alliance.


Adrian Miller is a certified Kansas City Barbecue Society judge and recipient of a James Beard Foundation Book Award forΒ Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine,Β One Plate at a Time. A consultant on Netflix’sΒ Chef’s Table BBQ, Miller’s most recent book isΒ The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas.