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Black History Month: Where to catch cooking classes, virtual food events

Addie Broyles
Austin 360
Marcus Samuelsson will be teaching a virtual cooking class at Central Market on Feb. 19.

This month is packed with virtual cooking classes and conversations featuring some of the best-known experts in Black food, food culture and foodways. 

Central Market is hosting a series of digital cooking classes for Black History Month that launches on Feb. 10 with Houston chef Chris Williams, a graduate of the now-closed Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Austin. Marcus Samuelsson will teach a class at 6 p.m. Feb. 19, and Texas chef Tiffany Derry, who runs Roots Chicken Shak inside H-E-B at Mueller, will teach at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. 

More:Check out Marcus Samuelsson's spin on chicken tortilla soup

The Museum of Food and Drink in New York City is hosting an online speaker series that continues at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 with a conversation about American barbecue, featuring the James Beard-winning author Adrian Miller, who has an upcoming book about the subject called "Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue."

Miller will join barbecue historian Howard Conyers and pitmasters Ed and Ryan Mitchell in this event that you can find out more about at mofad.org. (Other events in this series include a talk on Feb. 16 about ancestral farming and cooking in Georgia and another on rice on Feb. 23.)