Welcome to Table and Dish,

I’m Sally Roeckell. I work as a photographer, stylist, writer and recipe developer. I live in Barrington, IL, smack in the middle of the Midwest, just north of Chicago. I photograph people, food and life in my travels near and far. As a photographer and stylist I’m lucky to do a job professionally that I love.

At home, my husband Mark and I are on the front lines of raising four hungry, busy kids. Table and Dish is a blog site devoted to celebrating and curating the many ways that food binds us. There’s no doubt that food connects us in all ways. Just about every memory I have includes food in some form; Grandma’s house that smelled of veal stroganoff, oatmeal cookies and Ivory dish soap…

Things I Love ocean salt on my face
belgian linens
burnt edges
wooden spoons
a perfect old Fashioned
brunch all day

…Spice filled jars that lined the wall of my Mom’s shop. School lunches packed with bologna and homemade chocolate chip cookies. From campfires to the streets of Paris, it’s hard to find a memory that doesn’t involve a smell, taste or feel of food. Our senses record our journey.

I hope this site inspires you to gather your friends and family in the kitchen to make memories, use the time to connect with busy kids, chat over mixing bowls, get messy, laugh, sing, set the table, clear the table, pass the salt, debate the days topics and pray. Join us at Table and Dish as I post our favorites and a bit about our journey. If you like what you find here as we gather, nourish and celebrate, I hope you will share it with your family and friends. Come back, and share your journey with us.


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