Jubilee Cookbook


$ 35.00

“A celebration of African American cuisine right now, in all of its abundance and variety.”—Tejal Rao, The New York Times

Throughout her career, Toni Tipton-Martin has shed new light on the history, breadth, and depth of African American cuisine. She’s introduced us to black cooks, some long forgotten, who established much of what’s considered to be our national cuisine. After all, if Thomas Jefferson introduced French haute cuisine to this country, who do you think actually cooked it?
 
In Jubilee, Tipton-Martin brings these masters into our kitchens. Through recipes and stories, we cook along with these pioneering figures, from enslaved chefs
 to middle- and upper-class writers and entrepreneurs. With more than 100 recipes, from classics such as Sweet Potato Biscuits, Seafood Gumbo, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Pecan Pie with Bourbon to lesser-known but even more decadent dishes like Bourbon & Apple Hot Toddies, Spoon Bread, and Baked Ham Glazed with Champagne, Jubilee presents techniques, ingredients, and dishes that show the roots of African American cooking—deeply beautiful, culturally diverse, fit for celebration.

Why is Jubilee our favorite book of 2020? Read our review here.

To cook all of the recipes in this book, you will need the following spices:

  • allspice (berries)
  • allspice (ground)
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • bay leaves
  • cayenne
  • celery salt
  • celery seeds
  • chili flakes
  • chili powder
  • chipotle powder
  • cinnamon (ground)
  • cinnamon (sticks)
  • cloves (ground)
  • cloves (whole)
  • coriander (ground)
  • cumin (ground)
  • curry powder
  • dill weed
  • garlic granules
  • garlic salt
  • ginger (ground)
  • hibiscus
  • jerk rub (or she gives a recipe to make your own)
  • marjoram
  • nutmeg (grated) or mace
  • onion granules
  • onion salt
  • oregano
  • paprika
  • paprika (smoked)
  • pepper (ground)
  • peppercorns
  • pickling spice
  • poultry seasoning
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • salt (kosher flake)
  • sesame seeds
  • vanilla extract
  • thyme
  • west indies curry
  • white pepper

Other pantry ingredients you might need: capers, liquid hickory smoke, Scotch bonnet peppers.

Praise for Jubilee

“There are precious few feelings as nice as one that comes from falling in love with a cookbook. . . . New techniques, new flavors, new narratives—everything so thrilling you want to make the recipes over and over again . . . this has been my experience with Toni Tipton-Martin’s Jubilee.—Sam Sifton, The New York Times

“Despite their deep roots, the recipes—even the oldest ones—feel fresh and modern, a testament to the essentiality of African-American gastronomy to all of American cuisine.”The New Yorker

Jubilee is part-essential history lesson, part-brilliantly researched culinary artifact, and wholly functional, not to mention deeply delicious.”Kitchn

“Tipton-Martin has given us the gift of a clear view of the generosity of the black hands that have flavored and shaped American cuisine for over two centuries.”Taste