Toni Tipton-Martin

TONI TIPTON-MARTIN is an award-winning food and nutrition journalist and community activist who is busy building a healthier community through her books, classes, and foundation. She is the author of The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks which The New Yorker recently named one of the “Best cookbooks of the Century So Far.” For this celebration of the important legacy of African American cooks and their cookbooks, Toni received a 2016 James Beard Book Award, the 2016 Art of Eating Prize, and she is the recipient of a 2015 Certificate of Outstanding Contribution to Publishing from the Black Caucus of the Library Association. Jubilee: Recipes From Two Centuries of African American Cooking, her highly-anticipated cookbook, will be in stores this November. She is a co-founder and former president of both Southern Foodways Alliance and Foodways Texas. She is an advisor to a grassroots peace movement that is rekindling the pie social as a vehicle for racial tolerance, and a member of the Advisory Board for Oldways’ African Heritage Diet Pyramid.