Adapted from historical texts and rare African-American cookbooks, the 125 recipes of Jubilee paint a rich, varied picture of the true history of African-American cooking- a cuisine far beyond soul food.
TONI TIPTON-MARTIN is a culinary journalist and community activist, and author of the James Beard Award-winning The Jemima Code. Her collection of more than 300 African-American cookbooks has been exhibited at the James Beard House, and she has twice been invited to the White House to participate in First Lady Michelle Obama's programs to raise a healthier generation of kids. Tipton-Martin is a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and Foodways Texas.
"Toni Tipton-Martin, I thank you for writing Jubilee. . . . Your graceful writing beckons, your immaculate historical research illuminates, your recipes are ones I will be cooking . . . for years to come. I let out an audible gasp upon seeing the beautiful black hands gracing Jerrelle Guy's lovely photographs, those hands as much a visual reminder of what has been missing for so long from American culinary culture as they hold promise for a possible, more equitable future."--Adeena Sussman, The New York Times Style Magazine, "The Cookbooks You Need for 2020"
"A comprehensive account of African American recipes and
foodways. From the kitchens run by enslaved people to the family
tables of freemen to the careers of entrepreneurs and chefs,
Jubilee covers the breadth of a true American
cuisine."--The Washington Post "Tipton-Martin lays out a
history of black cooking, drawn from countless sources, including
her own vast cookbook collection, that proves if any cuisine is
American, it's this one."--Eater "This book is major and
important. . . . In providing recipes that cover so much history,
we will all get to honor generations of African American cooks in
our own kitchens."--Julia Turshen, Kitchn "Equal parts
historical highlight reel and cookbook, Jubilee captures centuries'
worth of joy, pain, and effort from black chefs across the diaspora
and distills them into recipes that carefully guide and
educate."--Bon Appetit "Unique and valuable . . . Easy to
follow and elegantly precise, it is clear that these recipes are
the result of years of devoted artistry."--Booklist
(starred review) "[A] fascinating cookbook . . . Tipton-Martin
enjoys unparalleled skills at building bridges between the past and
present, making this volume inspirational on many
levels."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Like all the best cookbooks . . . this one will feed a lot more than just your stomach."--Chowhound