The authentic meets the contemporary in this delicious collection of recipes from renowned Chef Joe Randall and twelve other top African American chefs, including Edna Lewis and Patrick Clark. Fueled by an exciting fusion of African, Southern, and New American traditions, this book is filled with fresh dishes that draw their inspiration from traditional ingredients and heritage recipes. From Chit lin Pizza on a Cornmeal Crust to Southern Fried Quail and Sweet Potato Brioche, here are the sophisticated signature dishes of today's African American cooking, along with heirloom recipes such as Hoppin' John, Creole Seafood Gumbo, and Barbara's Peach Cobbler.Joe Randall is a thirty year veteran of the food service industry. He is the founder of 'A Taste of Heritage Foundation', which addresses the career related issues impacting African Americans in the hospitality industry. A former executive chef, caterer, and restaurant owner, he is a frequent radio and TV guest and has been featured in several publications, such as "The Washington Post", "Ebony", "Food Arts", and "Southern Living".
Toni Tipton Martin is a professional food journalist, contributing articles to many magazines and papers.She was the first African American to serve as the food editor of a major metropolitan daily newspaper, "The Cleveland Plain Dealer". She currently lives in Texas.