Toni Tipton-Martin

Culinary journalist, author, and community activist

Toni Tipton-Martin is a culinary journalist, author, and community activist dedicated to building a healthier community. She is the author of the "The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks," which celebrates the important legacy of African American cooks and their cookbooks. She is the winner of a 2015 James Beard Book Award and the 2015 Art of Eating Prize, and the recipient of a 2015 Certificate of Outstanding Contribution to Publishing from the Black Caucus of the Library Association. She founded a 501c3 nonprofit organization that promotes the connection between cultural heritage, food and health through two events, the Children’s Picnic: A Real Food Fair, and Soul Summit: A Conversation About Race, Identity, Power and Food. Toni is profiled in the 35th Annual 2016 Aetna African American History Calendar, is a member of the James Beard Awards committee, and she's a co-founder of Southern Foodways Alliance and Foodways Texas.


See Toni at Food in the Center of Cultural Conversations, Not Just the Table in The Art & Science of Food Blogging track on October 7, 2016 from 1:30pm - 2:45pm.