Recipes from Jubilee

Jubilee Cookbook

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. Jubilee presents techniques, ingredients, and dishes that show the roots of African American cooking—deeply beautiful, culturally diverse, fit for celebration.

A person lifting the lid off a pot filled with chicken and dumplings.

Classic Chicken and Dumplings

Our recipe testers are likening this chicken and dumplings from Toni Tipton-Martin to sleeping in sheets that are still warm from the dryer. It’s that comforting.

A tray of unbaked bbq meatballs with a set of measuring spoons beside it and a bowl of barbecue sauce in the background.

BBQ Meatballs

Toni Tipton-Martin’s meatballs take a bath in homemade BBQ sauce that boasts an incredible sweet heat and a complexity that you’d never believe happens with so little effort.

Two jars of pickled shrimp on a wooden cutting board.

Pickled Shrimp

A Southern classic from Toni Tipton-Martin, pickled shrimp are subtly flavored with herbs and spices in a nuanced way. So much so you’ll be wondering where these have been your entire life.