Toni Tipton-Martin finds hope for the future in the dusty pages of old cookbooks. A culinary journalist based in Austin, Texas, she’s built a project out of historic cookbooks and artifacts that relate to African-American women and food.
Tipton-Martin’s “The Jemima Code” includes a traveling exhibition, a blog and a book, due out in 2015, that focuses on 150 historic cookbooks.
A former president of the Southern Foodways Alliance and currently president of Foodways Texas, she’ll be in Charlotte next week for two talks. We asked her five questions. Kathleen Purvis