Who's Jake?

Jake Tilson is an artist, designer, writer and cook. His first cookbook, A Tale of 12 Kitchens (2006) won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award and was shortlisted for both the Andre Simon Food & Drink Award and the Glenfiddich Food & Drink Award. His eclectic eye and collaborative approach extends into the graphic design work he produces. Jake has produced shoe designs for Paul Smith and a recent artwork of his about eel shops in Japan and London was bought by the Tate Gallery Collection.

Jake studied painting at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art where he also taught in Communication Art & Design. A pioneer of early website design, including the award-winning website TheCooker, Jake also founded the influential arts magazine Atlas in 1984. Jake is a trustee of the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, a contributor to magazines such as Blueprint, Saveur, Creative Review, Food & Wine USA and has reported on sustainable fishing for BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme.

Jake is married to the Scottish ceramic artist Jennifer Lee. Together they live with their daughter Hannah in Peckham, London.

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