Books and Writing

Books and Writing

“I think “the Jemima Code” is brilliant and subversive and, from an American point of view, perhaps the most important book released last year.”
(Daniel Patterson The Art of Eating Prize Committee) The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks explores...
The Jemima Code

The Jemima Code

Toni is author of The Jemima Code, an award-winning, beautiful, full-color book showcasing her rare collection of black cookbooks, which date to 1827. The New Yorker magazine named The Jemima Code “One of the Best Cookbooks of the Century So Far.” The...

Bringing Back the Bandana

For far too long, the stereotyped image of African American women in history and cookbooks, literature and film has been completely opposite of my own personal experiences with creative, generous, hard-working women who did more toward the creation southern cuisine...

USDA Honors

Full Story Toni recently was a guest of honor at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C., joining Under Secretary Ed Avalos and other Obama Administration officials at food tasting commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating Hispanic cuisines. Toni was...