Date: September 24, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:30 pm

Toni Tipton-Martin, an award-winning food and nutrition journalist and community activist, will read from her new book, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks, published by the University of Texas Press.

Women of African descent have contributed to America’s food culture for centuries, but their rich and varied involvement is still overshadowed by the demeaning stereotype of an illiterate Aunt Jemima. To discover the true role of black women in the creation of American, and especially southern, cuisine, Tipton-Martin has spent years amassing one of the world’s largest private collections of cookbooks published by African American authors.

Location: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, 78703