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Michael Tuohy
Sacramento California, Farm-to-Fork Capitol of the Nation
Executive Chef-Sacramento ESC, Future Home of The Sacramento Kings
Interests: food, cooking, sustainability, food politics, responsible food production, slow food, farms, agriculture, restaurants, specialty food, extra virgin olive oil, craft beer, travel, wine, business, music, athletics, reading, photography
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Wishing you and yours a Happy Healthy Holiday Season & a Prosperous New Year! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at michael tuohy's
It's been a while since I've posted anything to this blog. Please accept my apology! Here's a quick update on my new endeavor with a brief interview by Andrea Thompson, of the Sacramento Business Journal. Published this morning 12/3/2014. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at michael tuohy's
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It's been way too long since I've posted on this blog, please accept my sincere apologies. Last fall, I embarked on a great new project, joining the team at LowBrau Sacramento, created by Clay Nutting & Michael Hargis, to launch... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at michael tuohy's
http://www.sactownmag.com/Blog/2014/Block-Butcher-Bar-readies-for-its-Feb-2-opening/#.Uwf68-L8qrE.facebook Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at michael tuohy's
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This post is to offer a simple message of Joy & Happiness to all. Sharing a warm meal with a loved one & family is a wonderful way to spend the Christmas Holiday, enjoy. I wish you Happiness, good Health... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2013 at michael tuohy's
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Every year when temps begin to change from the long hot days of summer to shorter cooler days and much cooler nights, my mind starts thinking of slow cooked dishes. The dishes I am referring to are mostly known as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2013 at michael tuohy's
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I have just returned from a 6 day trip to Vancouver, BC and neighboring Victoria Island. Vancouver is a very clean vibrant modern city. The food cooked in the restaurants here is one of the reasons this is the case.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at michael tuohy's
Thanks Dawn! Look forward to reconnecting.....
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2013 on Back to Sacramento! at michael tuohy's
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First, let me say how thrilled we are to be back in Sacramento! Since moving back a little over 3 weeks ago, I have found myself suddenly caught up in a whirlwind of activity and projects (all food related of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at michael tuohy's
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Congratulations to Frank Fat's for this truly amazing accomplishment! It is rare to say, that a restaurant in America has endured for more than 70 years, and owned and operated by the same family. In full disclosure, I am first... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at michael tuohy's
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Contrary to popular belief, all onions are NOT created equal! As an member of the Vidalia Onion Chefs' Advisory Board, I can honestly say, these onions are the best. During my 22 year "Southern Exposure," living and cooking in Atlanta,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at michael tuohy's
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It's officially the first day of Spring! Even though today it has brought us some much needed rain, we are beginning to see bud break in the vineyards and other signs that it has arrived. This leads me to introduce... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at michael tuohy's
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Paulette Tavormina Photography Home Fine Art Photography Commercial Photography Publications Essays Upcoming Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Blog News About Representation Contact Paulette's San Francisco solo show at March SF opens March 14 March 09, 2013 • Leave a Comment From the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at michael tuohy's
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This weekend temps in Napa are supposed to be in the 70's! A perfect time to visit the valley, taste new releases from your favorite and newly discovered wineries. It is that dreaded time of year to set your clocks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at michael tuohy's
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What to cook on Valentine's Day? That is a question that many of you will probably never ask because more than likely, you are taking your Valentine out for a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant! This year I find... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at michael tuohy's
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It's hard to think of much after an exciting NFC Championship victory by my beloved San Francisco Forty Niners! However, it is time to finalize plans to lead a small select group of food, wine, art & culture enthusiasts to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at michael tuohy's
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It is time once again for renewal and reflection on the year we just left and looking forward with great anticipation for the year ahead! We have had a very wet season so far this year but almost magically, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at michael tuohy's
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Recently, I discovered a website for West Marin Food & Farm Tours and needless to say, I was immediately curious and interested in finding out more about them. I was also thrilled to find out that this is a relatively... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at michael tuohy's
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Over the weekend here in the Napa Valley and the entire San Francisco Bay Area, we experienced a series of big storms that brought torrential rain & wind. These were our first big storms of the season and it created... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at michael tuohy's
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I have recently added the title "Napa Chef at Large." Living in Napa, presently unattached to a restaurant or any one permanent venue, this is what I came up with as I believe the name illustrates my present state of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at michael tuohy's
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The other evening I was summoned by Virage Vineyards Proprietor, Emily Richer, to assist with a pre-harvest trim. This took place on a vineyard block planted with cabernet franc & merlot up on Atlas Peak, located at the eastern side... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2012 at michael tuohy's
This is quite well written! A DINER'S MODERN DICTIONARY by John Mariani Taste: Flavor; Also, the ideas of a culture in regard to what is harmonious or beautiful. Among so-called “hipster foodies” the latter is considered a wholly antiquated concept.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at michael tuohy's
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Every year the grape harvest begins in the napa valley. Sometimes, it can begin as early as August, however, this year is a more normal year seeing the harvest in full swing now. Grape clusters look much more promising this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at michael tuohy's
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As the dog days of summer continue, the day time temps climb high before they dip to very tollerable levels in the evening in Napa. During the heat of the day, I personally don't enjoy firing up any kitchen equipment... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at michael tuohy's
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summer is probably my favorite season of ingredients. right now from the garden, we have 4 varieties of squash & blossoms, mesclun lettuce, blond oak leaf, baby red romaine, bloomsdale spinach, rainbow swiss chard, blue lake beans, herbs, and peaches.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2012 at michael tuohy's