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February 2017

Talk, book signing, soul food tasting in Cleveland

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center,
Tri-C’s Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Road
Highland Hills,
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“The Jemima Code: The Evolution of Soul Food.” This presentation explores the history of African-American cooking as part of a yearlong commemoration celebrating the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes’ historic election as mayor of Cleveland. Attendees will help crown the top soul food cook at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) by taste-testing dishes prepared by culinary students in the College’s Contemporary Soul Food Competition. Six student finalists will serve recipes they created for the event. The event is free but registration…

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Book Signing, Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelter Cove Community Park,
Hilton Head Island, SC
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Toni will sign her award-winning book The Jemima Code at the 10th annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival. The week-long event also includes chef demonstrations, tastings, educational programs, VIP dinners, and a pop-up Gullah brunch, featuring live music. Tickets for the Festival may be purchased online or at the gate. Ticket information for other events is online at the Festival website.

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March 2017

IACP 2017 Conference, Louisville

March 3 @ 9:00 am - March 5 @ 9:00 pm
Louisville, KY
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Beyond Grits and Gumbo: The Culture of Place in Southern Cuisine, with an Eye on Tomorrow Toni joins Southern food experts Ronni Lundy and Edward Lee in a keynote session focused on the culture of place in the South and the evolution of southern cooking. From slaves to immigrants and Texas to the Carolinas, we will discuss what defines Southern food culture, where Southern cooking is heading, and what we need to understand about the South to understand—and write about—its…

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