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.