Toni Tipton-Martin to Receive Julia Child Award

The cookbook author will use the $50,000 award to mentor a new generation of food writers.


By Florence Fabricant

The nonprofit Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts has evolved since it was created by the food luminary in 1995 to provide grants to support culinary scholarship, training and education. Ms. Child died in 2004, and in 2015 the Foundation established the Julia Child Award to celebrate individuals who have had a significant impact on the American food scene. The seventh annual award is going to Toni Tipton-Martin, a writer and editor who has fostered the appreciation of African-American cooking, and has worked with families, teenagers and young food professionals to increase their awareness of it. She plans to use her award, a $50,000 grant, for mentoring and training the next generation of food writers. There will be a formal presentation on Nov. 4 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, where Julia Child’s kitchen is on display.

Julia Child Award, juliachildaward.com.

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