Gravy Episode 6 & the Stories Within Our Cookbooks

Toni Tipton Martin.

What do our cookbook collections say about us?     Toni Tipton Martin’s cookbook collection paints a picture of the past 175+ years of African American history in the U.S.  In the new episode of Gravy, we hear the story of Toni’s cookbook collection—and why its narrative is an important one for the South. Listen to the story here. Among the books in Toni’s collection from cooks that deserve more recognition are those by New Orleanian Chef Lena Richard.     Richard owned and ran multiple restaurants, started a cooking school, her own frozen foods business, and hosted her own television cooking show in the 1940s. She self published her own cookbook in 1939. However, when … Continued

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