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female culinary journalist toni tipton martin smiling and holding garlic adjacent to her book Jubilee recipes from two centuries of african american cooking

A Literary Luncheon with Toni Tipton-Martin, ‘Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking’ (with special guest host Nancie McDermott)

Wednesday, November 20   |   12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Price: $95

McIntyre’s Books welcomes Toni Tipton-Martin for a literary luncheon serving dishes from her latest book, Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking with an introduction by Nancie McDermott.

This ticketed event at the Belted Goat in Fearrington Village is $95 and includes a buffet of tastes from the book, a glass of wine, an autographed copy of Jubilee, tax and gratuity.

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. Even before publication, it had been named one of the fall’s best cookbooks by the The New York Times, “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,“Best Cookbooks of Fall”

Toni Tipton-Martin, the first African-American food editor of a daily American newspaper, is the author of the James Beard Award-winning The Jemima Code, a history of African-American cooking found in–and between–the lines of three centuries’ worth of African-American cookbooks. Tipton-Martin builds on that research in Jubilee, adapting recipes from those historic texts for the modern kitchen. What we find is a world of African-American cuisine–made by enslaved master chefs, free caterers, and black entrepreneurs and culinary stars–that goes far beyond soul food. It’s a cuisine that was developed in the homes of the elite and middle class; that takes inspiration from around the globe; that is a diverse, varied style of cooking that has created much of what we know of as American cuisine.

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.

Nancie McDermott is a cooking teacher and author who has written 13 cookbooks, including Southern Cakes and Southern Pies.

The Menu, Served Buffet-Style:
Avocado Dip with Spiced Chips
Spiced Potato and Plantain Chips

Main Buffet
Low country Shrimp & Grits
Beef & Onions with Wine
Chicken & Dumplings
Rice & Peas with coconut
Baked Macaronin & Cheese
Sweet Potato Salad with Orange & Maple Dressing
Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad with Curry Dressing

The Sweet Life Buffet
Devils Food Cake
Coconut & Lemon Layer Cake
Individual Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
Southern Pecan Pie laced with Whiskey
Lemon Meringue Pie

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this lunch – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation. This event is not refundable, but if your plans have changed, please feel free to send a lucky friend in your place!  Just send us an email with their name or have them bring your confirmation email.