2022 Black History Month Celebration-Soul Food
February 10, 2022, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
2022 Black History Month Celebration- DeKalb History Center
Soul Food is perhaps the most misunderstood cuisine in American culinary history. For a long time, African Americans proudly called chitlins, collards, and hog maws, survival food. But now, Soul Food is criticized by some as shameful and backwards. What is the truth according to DeKalb’s citizenry?
Join us as Adrian Miller, James Beard Award Winner, kicks off the event with a special live video message to attendees. Next, Chef Asata Reid and culinary historian Akila McConnell give dynamic presentations about the places, people, and recipes that shaped DeKalb’s Soul Food history. Then, enjoy a catered Soul Food meal prepared by Phenomenal Foods by Chef Holly and participate in an informative panel discussion. After this presentation, you will approach your next Soul Food meal with a newfound reverence and perspective.
Akila McConnell, Author and Culinary Historian
Chef Asata Reid, Chef and Community Health Educator
The host is LaDoris Bias-Davis.
Thursday, February 10, 2022
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 2nd floor
Judge & Mrs. Ronald B. Ramsey, Sr.
American Baptist Historical Society
Tricia & Walt Drake
The Marlay House
Oakhurst Baptist Church
Organization of DeKalb Educators
Pete & Charlotte Pfeiffer