Set the Table is a movement to reclaim the table as the place where friends and family gather to share JOY through preparing and eating BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY, and DELICIOUS food TOGETHER.

Hello and welcome to Set the Table!

My name is Rachael and I’m the creator, writer, photographer, cook and dishwasher responsible for the recipes and stories you’ll find here. I began blogging at Tokyo Terrace during the first of four years spent living in Tokyo, Japan where my hubby, Brad, and I both taught at an international school. In 2012, we moved back to the U.S. and settled in a suburb of Denver where we are raising two busy boys and a black lab named Decorah who can often be seen chasing her tail.

At Set the Table, we believe that food is one of the most powerful ways to connect with those we love. Gathering around the table can be simple and straightforward, or, with a little intentionality, it can be a transformative experience for everyone involved. There is something beautiful in us that’s hard-wired for experiences that excite all of our senses and it’s time that we reclaim this essential part of ourselves, our community, and our humanity.

Let’s cook together, laugh together, lick our fingers together, and say “mmmmm” in unison when we all dive into a perfect berry tart at the same time on a hot summer afternoon. 

Let's Set the Table.