Toni Tipton Martin

Toni Tipton-Martin is a culinary journalist and community activist who, after 30 years of teaching cooking and nutrition in media and workshops, founded The SANDE Youth Project, a nonprofit organization that uses cultural heritage, organic gardening, basic cooking skills, and nutrition to improve lives. Through SANDE, Toni leads the historic preservation effort to restore a national landmark as a culinary cultural center where African American food traditions are preserved and celebrated. She also is part of a grassroots peace movement that is rekindling the pie social as a vehicle for community building. She is a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and Foodways Texas, a contributing editor to Heart and Soul Magazine, a cookbook author and publisher of the blog, The Jemima Code.