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Author Adrian Miller Explores Black BBQ History In New Book ‘Black Smoke’

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Author and barbecue expert Adrian Miller out to eat.

“A dream come true.” That’s how Denver food writer Adrian Miller describes the ad he saw in the newspaper. The offer was to become a barbecue judge. So he signed up. That was in 2004 and almost 2 decades later, Miller is thoroughly steeped (maybe we should say marinated) barbecue. His new book is “Black Smoke: African Americans and The United States of Barbecue.”

Editor's Note: Miller is a member of Colorado Public Radio's Board of Directors.