Adot Pro Accessibility LinkVisit adot pro compliant version of this website
Loading Events

Village Calendar

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

Buy Ticket >

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.