Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook

Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook Review

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.

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.

Title:Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook

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    Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook Reviews

  • Debra

    Like with most modern and recent cookbooks, Jubilee is beautifully photographed. Along with these food-porn worthy shots are wonderfully researched recipes. She uses her expertise (and I’m sure her ...

  • Stavra

    Amazing cookbook, as fun to read as to cook from, and I want to cook pretty much every recipes in this book. An instant classic....

  • Marisha Murphy

    Amazing recipes and beautifully written!...

  • Reading Fool

    This book is a history book as much as it is a cookbook. Toni Tipton-Martin honors more than 200 years of African-American cooking in the 125 recipes in this book. Most of the recipes remind me of a c...

  • Dominique

    I was pleasantly surprised to find this book at my door (thanks for the free book, @clarksonpotter). Not only does it have a wide variety of recipes that sound amazing, like crawfish bisque & coconut-...

  • Elizabeth Psyck

    I was familiar with this author from The Jemima Code, so I knew it was going to be good, but this book exceeded all of my expectations. The photography is beautiful, the recipes are accessible, and th...

  • Amy

    Well written, and beautifully photographed. I learned a lot about the history of African-American cooking and how much more it is than fried chicken and soul food.My favorite part was the inclusion of...

  • TISHA

    Everything in this book looks yummy, and I mean everything. I loved the stories associated with the dishes. The history behind soul food or African American food is amazing. I can't wait to start maki...

  • Debra

    I'm already trying recipes in this book. There is a big pitcher of Ginger Punch in my refrigerator as I write this. Stay tuned......

  • Kristin

    Beautiful pictures, interesting and thought-provoking history, and tasty recipes!...