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Michael Tuohy
Charleston, SC
Food Professional, Chef, champion of local food, responsibly produced. It is important we think about where our food comes from, how it is grown and raised, and by those that do it. Connecting the dots.......
Interests: food, cooking, sustainability, food politics, responsible food production, slow food, farms, agriculture, restaurants, specialty food, extra virgin olive oil, craft beer, travel, art, wine, business, music, athletics, reading, photography, fashion, architecture, design. What did I forget?
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One of my absolute favorite breads is Brioche. Brioche is unique that it is almost 50% made with butter! You can certainly substitute with olive oil, which is quite delicious but, for an exceptional treat, I go with butter. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2020 at michael tuohy's
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We are now in the month of July, 2020. This has been an incredibly interesting and in many cases, challenging year to say the least. If there is a little good news to be had, the year is now half... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2020 at michael tuohy's
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Cioppino! Reaching back to my San Francisco roots, inspired me to re-create an iconic dish from the City by the Bay known as Cioppino. Cioppino is believed to have been brought to San Francisco in the late 1800’s by Italian... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at michael tuohy's
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(cheese & pepper) is a classic pasta dish from the Lazio region of Italy. It is at the same time humble but yet, sophisticated. Simplicity is key with just a few ingredients, pasta usually spaghetti or tonnarello, pecorino romano, black... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2020 at michael tuohy's
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Cleanseas.com.au Last night, I worked with a sustainably farmed Hiramasa Kingfish from Spencer Gulf in Australia. I decided to prepare the fish two different ways, the first preparation was raw Sashimi style, the other, grilled over hot charcoal. The Sashimi... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2020 at michael tuohy's
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Mexican Shrimp Escabeche & Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad with fresh Coconut. Last night, I prepared two very different dishes both using the same protein, local shrimp. One dish was Mexican, the other Thai. I decided to compare a Riesling (off-dry... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2020 at michael tuohy's
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Photos taken at Caw Caw Interpretive Center, South Carolina. This is the place that some of the original rice plantings in the United States happened during the 17th Century Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2020 at michael tuohy's
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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