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Great SA – Freedom: A Juneteenth Culinary Conversation

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Food is a universal love language, and in the Black community, this love runs deep. It comes from a desire to nourish others, spend time together, maintain traditions, and stay within our means.

As descendants from Africa, a land of many countries and tribes, we brought our traditions to this land through different ports and different means. One thing is similar, food is a way of building and protecting our culture. 

Sunday dinners, family reunions, weekday supper and holidays like Juneteenth provides the backdrop for our community to come together and celebrate the legacy that is embedded in our DNA.

This culinary conversation will focus on the freedom to celebrate Black heritage through food.

6:00 PM – Networking on the TPR lawn adjacent to the San Pedro Culture Park. Enjoy food for purchase from Chef Darryl Smith, owner of Wing It and Sip It and sounds by DJ Classic.

7:00 PM – Malú and Carlos Alvarez Theater. An engaging panel discussion followed by Question and answer with:

  • Adrian E. Miller – The Soul Food Scholar. Adrian Miller is a food writer, James Beard Award winner, attorney, and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado. Adrian is featured in the Netflix hit High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America.
  • Adrian Lipscomb -Adrian is working on the 40 Acres Project, whose mission is to preserve the legacy of Black agriculture and foodways by purchasing land for Black farmers to practice traditional agriculture methods, provide resources for the food industry, create education opportunities and a historical archive of information on traditional Black agriculture and foodways, and partner with organizations, Black farmers, and the hospitality industry. @adie-eats
  • Marcus Baskerville – co-owner of Weathered Souls Brewing CompanyMarcus has received several accolades while operating Weathered Souls Brewing Co. such as San Antonio’s Brewery of the Year five times running, 2019 Best 33 Stouts in the World, Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 Top Taste Makers in 2020, Craft Beer & Brewing 2020’s Break Out Brewer , 2020 Best Brewery in The US, 2021 top 20 beers by Hop Culture, Imbibe 75, 2020, Imbibe 75, 2021 and many others. . 
  • Chef VickyV – 12 year old Victoria Taylor, Executive Sous Chef is celebrating the recent promotion to her “white coat”. Chef VickyV started cooking at 8 years old  as a behavior intervention. Owner of her own catering company, Chef VickyV aspires to own a restaurant when she finishes school.

8 PM – The “after glow”. Meet and greet our esteemed panelists, enjoy food by All Things Gourmet and Chef VickyV


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