Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking

Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking Review

Throughout her career, Toni Tipton-Martin has shed new light on the history, breadth, and depth of African American cuisine. She’s introduced us to black cooks, some long forgotten, who established much of what’s considered to be our national cuisine. After all, if Thomas Jefferson introduced French haute cuisine to this country, who do you think actually cooked it?

In Jubilee, Tipton-Martin brings these masters into our kitchens. Through recipes and stories, we cook along with these pioneering figures, from enslaved chefs
 to middle- and upper-class writers and entrepreneurs. With more than 100 recipes, from classics such as Sweet Potato Biscuits, Seafood Gumbo, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Pecan Pie with Bourbon to lesser-known but even more decadent dishes like Bourbon & Apple Hot Toddies, Spoon Bread, and Baked Ham Glazed with Champagne, Jubilee presents techniques, ingredients, and dishes that show the roots of African American cooking—deeply beautiful, culturally diverse, fit for celebration.

Title:Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking
Edition Language:English

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    Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking Reviews

  • Cynthia Corral

    This book is absolutely scrumptious, and has been a godsend during quarantine. I've cooked and baked my way through a good portion of this book already and I have the extra five pounds to prove it. Wh...

  • 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 ...

  • Rebecca

    To categorize this solely as a cookbook would not even come close to capturing this work of art. It is an exquisitely-written history that intertwines a wealth of research, nostalgia (in the best way)...

  • Catherine Woodman

    There is a lot of great material in this book, and I couldn't be cooking out of it at a more meaningful time. As our nation confronts, yet again, our continued history of racial injustice, it feels go...

  • Jessica Haider

    4.5 starsExcellent, approachable cookbook of African American recipes. So far I've made the bread pudding and the Creole Shrimp and they've both gotten rave reviews. I have at least a dozen other reci...

  • Michael-David Sasson

    Grounded in encyclopedic (well, if encyclopedias were written rooted in broad and deep historical knowledge of African American culinary trends...)Ok, so the backstory and the recipes wrestle for most...

  • Marisha Murphy

    Amazing recipes and beautifully written! ...

  • 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....

  • Shelley

    This is the first time a cookbook has made me cry. There are so many things I never thought I'd have again--so many things I'd even forgotten I'd ever even had--now that my grandmother is gone.I judge...

  • 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...