Welcome to Tilly’s Table – a place to share recipes, stories, and other good things. A place for family, friends, and above all, good food.
Hello! I’m Tilly – a cook, stylist, maker and mum with a keen interest in photography and words, based in the Blue Mountains, Australia.
Growing up, our kitchen was the heart of our family home and the most used room in the house. The kitchen table was where we all congregated, and everything happened – we cooked, ate, argued, plotted, planned, celebrated and did our homework perched on stools around that table – all fuelled by good food and endless cups of tea. Happily, that same kitchen table now lives at my house, where it continues to see plenty of food, family and life happen (and currently, lots and lots of little-person mess!).
From an early age, my parents instilled in me an appreciation of the value of family and good food, which in our house (and my mind) were inextricably linked. My parents still grow a lot of their own vegetables, have chickens, a compost heap and are excellent cooks who have cared about where their food comes from, long before it became fashionable to do so. I am sure this has influenced my love of food and cooking, and for this, I cannot thank them enough. It is something I hope I can also do for my daughter, who is three years old (though currently, she’s only interested in cooking if it involves licking cake batter, ‘testing’ icing or liberally decorating things with sprinkles!). We’ll have to wait and see how this evolves…
So, welcome to my table! Here’s to all the home cooks, family members and friends that grace our tables – because that’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it?
Cook. Eat. Share.