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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. Living in the LowCountry. What did I forget?
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Posted Jul 15, 2021 at Michael Tuohy's
Image If you would like to learn about a dish made from rice & peas that has become iconic amongst Southern people, especially in the LowCountry, click the link above. There you will find a brief account of the origin... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2021 at Michael Tuohy's
This article from clearly and concisely explains how and why using a bread baking technique known as “No-Nead” works. I have employed this method baking bread at home since the Tartine Bread Book, by Chad Robertson, was published in... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at Michael Tuohy's
This trip was a first getaway since pre-COVID-19 began. While it was not a flight across country or outside of the country, it was an extremely pleasant and relaxing drive less than 6 hours away. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at Michael Tuohy's
If you live on the coast in the Carolinas, every spring you anticipate Soft shell Crabs. Living in Charleston, we are very close to the source. If you have a relationship with a fishmonger or a fisherman, then you may... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at Michael Tuohy's
Sea Island Farmers Market Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2021 at Michael Tuohy's
I hope you will join me for a Virtual Spring Cooking Class on March 24th. I will be cooking with Alisa Barry, Founder of Bella Cucina. Spring Chef Series Cooking Kit: Risi e Bisi and Preserved Lemon Olive Oil Cake... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2021 at Michael Tuohy's
You have likely purchased and used Extra Virgin Olive Oil from a supermarket or perhaps a specialty food store at some point in your life or, perhaps not. For many people, one could argue most people, have little to no idea what to look for when they are buying olive oil. Supermarkets in general, have many choices of products labeled Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They typically come from olive producing countries like Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Morocco, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and the United States to name a few. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at Michael Tuohy's
Valentine's Day, it comes around once every year and I would guess, you are trying to decide where to make a dinner reservation to celebrate this special day with your loved one. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Michael Tuohy's
You probably have already figured out, I like to cook. Especially if you follow me on social media channels like Through the years, I have always enjoyed cooking at home whenever possible but cooking in restaurants, hotels, large venues rarely... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at Michael Tuohy's
In February 2020, the world changed as we know it. The arrival of COVID-19 resulted in lockdowns on life as we knew it. Social gatherings, shopping in stores, eating in restaurants, airline travel, cruise ships and hotels were especially hard... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2020 at Michael Tuohy's
The fall season is here. We set the clocks back to celebrate Halloween and a Blue Full Moon! The weather is a little crisp here in the lowcountry so, I thought it was time to break out some Shrimp &... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at Michael Tuohy's
Focaccia Bread baked in a Cast Iron Pan. Natural ferment, sponge. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Michael Tuohy's
I was fortunate this week to procure a Dutch Fork pumpkin from Bradford Family Farm located upstate in Sumter, South Carolina. Fall season for me, marks a significant shift in local crops as we head into a cooler growing season.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at Michael Tuohy's
Greetings, I am excited about being able to share posts on Front + Main, a blog from west elm! Follow my blog with Bloglovin Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at Michael Tuohy's
Just came across this article from the New York Times Magazine written by, Samin Nosrat. I have lived in the LowCountry (Charleston, SC) for the past two and a half years. I continue to realize that there is so much... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at Michael Tuohy's
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Paella Night at home in the LowCountry! Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2020 at Michael Tuohy's
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
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
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
(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
Image 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