Food, ZingLife

Award-winning author Toni Tipton-Martin speaks at ZingTrain benefit

Toni Tipton-MartinThis coming Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm, Award-Winning author of the Jemima Code, Toni Tipton-Martin, will give a presentation with Zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig entitled Deliciousness and Diversity at the ZingTrain facility located on our Southside campus, 3728 Plaza Drive in Ann Arbor.

Participants will taste a diversity of pies from the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses – not only the famous pies from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, or the pot pies from Zingerman’s Deli, but also pies from San Street and Café Memmi, Zingerman’s incipient Asian street food and Tunisian food businesses.

Following the food tasting, Toni will tell stories that debunk the myth of African-Americans limited to low-paying kitchen jobs, and instead show the vibrant history of black entrepreneurs in the food industry. Toni connects these past accomplishments of black cooks to modern concerns like time management, obesity, food injustice and poverty.

The SANDE Youth project is a 501c3 nonprofit food, nutrition, and cultural heritage program that is cooking up healthy futures for under-served young people through cultural enrichment, culinary activities, and community outreach.

Please do not miss this rare opportunity to meet a leading culinary historian, journalist and food activist. To reserve a spot at the seminar, please visit the ZingTrain site, or call 734-930-1919 for more information.

For more on The Jemima Code, visit  or or contact Toni Tipton-Martin at [email protected]