Soul Food

Soul Food

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Maten som formet amerikansk kultur

tirsdag 24. januar 2023, kl. 18:00

Sal: Berner-kjelleren

Arrangør: U.S. Embassy Oslo og PRIO

Inngang: Gratis- påmelding

Det har vært en økende interesse de senere årene for hvordan historiske, politiske og kulturelle trender har formet tilgangen på ulik mat og matkultur.

Ved inngangen til Black History Month i februar har den amerikanske ambassaden invitert den prisvinnende matskribenten og offisielle barbecue-dommeren Adrian Miller til Oslo for å snakke om hvordan afroamerikansk mat har påvirket amerikansk kultur. Miller har i over ti år skrevet og forelest om afroamerikanske mattradisjoner. Han er kjent i USA som “The Soul Food Scholar”.

Miller og den norske matskribenten Andreas Liebe Delsett skal sammen utforske historien til kjente (og noen mindre kjente) amerikanske retter, for å forstå hvordan matlaging og matretter kan knyttes til spørsmål om etnisitet, klasse og kjønn.

Etter samtalen åpner vi opp for spørsmål fra salen.

Arrangementet foregår på engelsk

 

Adrian Miller

Adrian Miller’s James Beard Award-winning first book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time (2013), explored how soul food traditions have informed African-American culture and identity. His latest book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue (2001), delves into the origins of African-American barbecue traditions and includes profiles of pioneering barbecuers throughout history, plus 22 of the recipes that made them famous.

Before becoming a food writer, Miller served as a special assistant to former President Bill Clinton’s One America Initiative, dedicated to promote community dialogue and address issues of racial, religious, and ethnic reconciliation.

Miller has served on the board of the Southern Foodways Alliance and is also the author of The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas (2017).

Andreas Liebe Delsett

Andreas Liebe Delsett is a Norwegian food writer and former head of programming at Litteraturhuset. For his first book, For his first book, Silence of the Chefs – An Outsider´s Story of Kitchen Life (Kjøkkenveien, 2019), Delsett took up an apprenticeship at an Oslo restaurant to explore what issues of class, gender, and knowledge production look like from the perspective of chefs and food workers. In his recent book, The Worrysome Food – How What We Eat Became a Problem and What We Can Do About It (Den vanskelige maten, 2022), Delsett takes a critical look at class and access to food in Norway and the United States, and he further explored the intersection between food culture and social movements in the United States through a recent series of articles in Morgenbladet.