In recent years, the United States’ food scene has seen a new wave of interest in how historical, political, and societal forces have shaped people's access to food and our food culture.

Celebrating Black History Month, award-winning food writer, attorney, and certified barbecue judge, Adrian Miller, will speak about the influence African-American cooking has had on American culture. Miller has written about African-American cuisine in its various forms for more than a decade, so much so that he goes by the nickname “The Soul Food Scholar.”

In a conversation with Norwegian food writer Andreas Liebe Delsett, they will explore the history of some well-known (and some lesser known) American dishes and food culture, to understand how cooking and food relate to issues of ethnicity, class, and gender.

After the conversation we open the floor to questions from the audience.

This event is a collaboration between PRIO's Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict and the U.S. Embassy in Oslo.