Toni Tipton-Martin

Toni Tipton-Martin

Award-Winning Author of Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking

Toni Tipton-Martin is a culinary journalist and author using cultural heritage and cooking to build community. 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 for her celebration of African American cooks, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks. The New Yorker named this essential work one of the “Best cookbooks of the Century So Far.”

Her latest cookbook, Jubilee: Recipes From Two Centuries of African American Cooking, is also highly acclaimed. In just six weeks, Jubilee became an Amazon #1 Best Seller, was named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2019 by The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune and NPR, and scored a Second Printing. Published by Clarkson Potter, Jubilee brings to life 100 dishes from the African American cookbooks in Toni’s rare collection through breath-taking photography and engaging story-telling.

Toni is the first African American Food Editor of a major daily newspaper, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and she covered nutrition for the Los Angeles Times and Heart and Soul Magazine. She is a former guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef and she appeared on CBS Sunday Morning’s annual Food Show.