Wilbert Jones is the president of The Wilbert Jones Company, Inc., a Chicago based 21 year old food/beverage and marketing company. He is the author of three cookbooks, The New Soul Food Cookbook (Carol Publishing Group, 1996), Mama’s Tea Cakes (Kensington, 1998), and Smothered Southern Foods (Kensington 2006). He was the host of 2008 PBS national television show, Healthy Heritage Kitchen. Jones visited the continent, Africa numerous of times and has written many published articles about African food/beverage ingredients. He has also lectured at several culinary institutions across America. His newest book, Images of America: Chicago Blues (Arcadia Publishing), was released on October 27, 2014.