The Table Underground: Juneteenth & Chef Adrian Lipscombe

“[Adrian’s] family would gather from near and far with BBQ, watermelon, salads, fried chicken, and other foods good for traveling, to mark this important date: June 19th, 1865.” Read More

Food & Wine: Juneteenth and Preserving Black Foodways

“Growing up in the South, Lipscombe gained an early appreciation for agriculture while planting and harvesting crops on her family’s land.” Read More

New York Times: “What is Hospitality? The Current Answer Doesn’t Work”

“The beginning of this year I have been reimagining what the restaurant industry is and means. We can not go back to what it was.” Read More

King Arthur: On Baking & Being Black with Adrian Lipscombe & Toni Tipton-Martin

Chef Adrian recently sat down with culinary historian Toni Tipton-Martin to discuss Black foodways and baking and their endeavors to make an impact on the future. Watch the Video

Cherry Bombe: Chef Adrian Lipscombe Feature 

Cherry Bombe feature of Chef Adrian Lipscombe, Uptowne Cafe, and the origin of The 40 Acres & A Mule Project. Read More

Soledad O’brien, Matter of Fact TV: Random Act of Kindness Planted A Seed of Hope

“In the heat of the protests over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, a Black restaurant owner in neighboring Wisconsin received an anonymous check. Correspondent Jessica Gomez shows us how this random act of kindness is planting a seed of hope in the community.” Watch Video

Teen Vogue: “Farms Run by Queer and BIPOC People Are Sites of Community and Strength”

Teen Vogue investigates land ownership and the different meanings it has to the diaspora of BIPOC land stewards. Read More

Washington Post: Creole-spiced Fried Green Tomatoes

Chef Adrian Lipscombe discusses Southern Black foodways with creole-spiced fried green tomatoes with her special comeback sauce. Read More

HuffingtonPost: This Chef Is Buying Land To Help Black Farmers Preserve Their Foodways

“In the farming industry and agriculture industry, Blacks account for less than 1% of ownership, but less than 1% of farmers in it.” Read More

Washington Post: Eggplant Can Be a Love-or-Hate Proposition  

Chef Adrian Lipscombe talked with The Washington Post and Eat Voraciously about Black foodways and techniques for cooking eggplant. Read More

Civil Eats: Black Land Matters. But Is Crowdfunding Enough?

As calls for reparations continue, multiple efforts are afoot to begin to help Black farmers gain access to land and rebuild stolen wealth and labor. Read More

Eater: Black Women & the Legacy of Food and Protest History

As the chef and owner of Uptowne Cafe and Bakery, she is intimately familiar with food as both a mode of protest and a form of mutual aid to sustain activists. Read More

Madison365: Black Power 2020: Wisconsin’s 51 Most Influential Black Leaders

Chef Adrian Lipscombe was honored to be featured on Madison365 Black Power 2020 List. Read More

Sustainable America: Paving The Path For Black Farming And Sustainability: Community Changemaker Adrian Lipscombe

“Adrian is not looking to just buy land, but is evaluating how sustainable and successful the purchased land areas are for the surrounding community.” Read More

Plate Magazine: Black Chefs Grapple Over the Meaning and Evolution of Soul Food

“The evolution of the Black American food story needs to move past hurt and deprivation into stories about triumph, because it is the backbone of American culinary culture.” Read More