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Jake Tilson


Jake Tilson is an artist, designer, writer and cook. A pioneer of early website design, including award winning website TheCooker, Tilson also founded the influential arts magazine Atlas in 1984.  His 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 for architects, publishers and individuals. In 2009 he produced shoe designs for Paul Smith and exhibited with the Japanese artist Kyoichi Tsuzuki at The Wapping Project in A Net of Eels, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella.

Jake studied painting at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art where he also taught in Communication Art & Design.  He is currently on the advisory board of the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery. He is contributor to magazines such as Blueprint, Saveur, Creative Review, Food & Wine USA, and to the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme.

In at the Deep End, Jake’s second book about fish, was be published by Quadrille.