Toni Tipton Martin
Meet Toni Tipton-Martin, the esteemed editor-in-chief of Cooks Country Magazine and the brilliant author behind ‘The Jemima Code’ and ‘Jubilee Cookbook.’ Her creative flair extends to ‘Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs, and Juice,’ where she passionately showcases African American culinary heritage and culture.
Toni Tipton-Martin is not just a prolific writer; she’s a two-time James Beard award winner, recognized for her culinary expertise. Since 2011, she has served as a vital member of the African Heritage and Health Advisory board for Oldways, instrumental in crafting the African Heritage diet pyramid and ‘A Taste of African Heritage’ curriculum. But her influence doesn’t stop there; she’s also a dedicated community activist, founding The SANDE Youth Project. Through this initiative, she champions preserving and celebrating African American food traditions while spearheading grassroots efforts like reviving the pie social for community cohesion.
Furthermore, Toni is a founding member of esteemed culinary organizations like the Southern Foodways Alliance and Foodways Texas. Her impact resonates beyond the written word, contributing to Heart and Soul Magazine and sharing her insights on her blog.