About Us

Communications professionals by day, food lovers by design. Communal Table is run by a husband and wife team in Toronto – one a television producer, the other an editor and writer – who are cooking, eating out, and dreaming about delicious things when we’re not working.

While most of the chatter here will be about food, we’ll also post about other things that are important to us: culture, design, musings, general thoughts and weirdness.

Why Communal Table?

Sure, it’s become trendy. But the communal table is also an interesting social concept. It draws people together – some friends, some strangers – to sit close, enjoy food and drink, and share stories. Several times, we’ve found ourselves at restaurant communal tables, when suddenly conversation will break out between the different groups seated. We’ve met some interesting people this way, and heard some interesting tales.

We started this blog with that idea in mind. Communal Table is a place for us to share things that are meaningful to us – our recipes, dining experiences, travels, and the interesting finds and stories that we come across. It’s also a place where we hope that those who come by to share these things with us will, in turn, let us in on some of the things they find interesting and meaningful. A great meal is never without great conversation, and we want both at our table.

We’re not chefs, we have no formal training and no pretention when it comes to food. We simply love to cook and eat and have a mutual passion for food of every kind. We truly appreciate and respect food from its simplest forms to the most creative applications and blending of flavors. Eating is one of life’s simple pleasures and we remember that with every bite we share together.

Most of our original recipes are easy to make at home and full of simple and fresh ingredients.

Pull up a chair and join our table for a slice of our lives.


8 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Mary Luz March 26, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    Can’t wait for more musings from N&J!

  2. Jodi June 30, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    Hi there, I’d love to repost this on the Fiesta Farms site and link to your great blog. Mind if I do?

    Feel free to email me at jodi@hypenotic.com

  3. Kathleen July 30, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Love the blog, and thanks for the help with the Irish Stew recipe.

    • Neil Faba July 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

      Thanks for the comment Kath… and anytime you need food-related input, don’t hesitate to ask. I don’t always know what I’m talking about, but I’ll usually have an opinion 🙂

  4. Potato Chops and Boneless Chicken November 13, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    Was so great to meet you both today! Look forward to following the blog.

  5. Alisha April 6, 2012 at 6:59 pm #


    We’d love to chat with you regarding a potential recipe collaboration, could you get in touch via email with us? We can get into more details outside of your comments page 🙂


    Thanks, and love the blog!


  6. Marlus Silva July 28, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    I invite you to take a look at our online store http://www.opuszone.com (Opuszone Design & Gifts), which has just been launched! Our warehouse is located in the beautiful Quebec City but delivery is free for orders of $ 99 or more in Canada. Our site is bilingual.
    Many of our products are winners of major design awards around the world, as the IF Product Design Award and Red Dot Design Award, which can also serve you as inspiration. We have a lot of great kitchen gadgets.
    The idea is to introduce you to our new store in the field of design. Opuszone remains available for any kind of visibility.
    Do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have ideas, questions or orders. Opuszone remains available for any kind of visibility.
    Thank you for your attention.
    Best regards,
    Marlus Silva


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